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Turkey Defiant after Blasts Claimed by Kurdish Militants Kill 38 in Istanbul

A defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to fight terror "to the end" as a Kurdish militant group claimed twin attacks that ripped through Istanbul, killing 38 people, mostly police.

The bloodshed, which took place late on Saturday, saw a car bomb exploding outside the home stadium of football giants Besiktas and less than a minute later, a suicide attacker blew himself up by a group of police at a nearby park.

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17 More Charged over Istanbul Airport Attack

Seventeen people including 11 Russians have been charged over the Istanbul airport attack, Dogan news agency reported Tuesday, bringing to 30 the total number charged over the suicide assault.

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IS Suspects Held at Istanbul Airport Days after Attack

Two suspected Islamic State jihadists have been detained at Istanbul's Ataturk airport days after it was hit by suicide bombers, as Turkish authorities move to boost security at sensitive sites.

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10 Suspects Charged over Istanbul Bomb Attack

A Turkish court on Sunday charged ten people over the suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district that killed 10 Germans, media reported.

The ten, who were charged with belonging to a terrorist organization, were remanded in custody, the Dogan news agency said.

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Total of 7 Detained over Istanbul Attack

Turkey has arrested a total of seven suspects over a suicide bombing blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group that killed 10 German tourists in Istanbul, the Turkish interior minister said Thursday.

"Our operations are continuing. The number of those detained so far has risen to seven," Efkan Ala told Turkish ambassadors gathered in Ankara.

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10 Germans Died in Istanbul Attack

Ten Germans were killed in the suicide bombing that ripped through the historic heart of Istanbul, Germany's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

"I must relay the sad news that we now have 10 dead Germans among the victims" from Tuesday's attack, ministry spokeswoman Sawsan Chebli told reporters.

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Deadly Istanbul Airport Incident was Mortar Attack

A mortar attack was the cause of a deadly incident on December 23 at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport that left one person dead and damaged several planes, Turkish prosecutors said on Thursday.

Four mortar shells were fired from a forested area around two kilometers (1.25 miles) from the airport, prosecutors said in a statement carried by the Anatolia news agency.

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U.S. Istanbul Mission Partially Closed due to 'Security Threat'

The United States consulate in Istanbul was Wednesday offering only limited services with a scaled-down staffing due to information about a possible security threat, the mission said.

"Due to information about a possible security threat against the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the Consulate will open with limited staff and services" on Wednesday, the mission said in a statement.

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Female Kurdish Militant Killed in Police Raid in Istanbul

A female suspected member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was killed Friday in Istanbul in a police operation against militants suspected to be planning suicide attacks, reports said.

Counter-terrorism police raided a home in Istanbul's Sancaktepe district after receiving a tip-off that PKK militants had arrived in Turkey's biggest city to carry out suicide attacks, Dogan news agency said.

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Woman Killed on Busy Istanbul Street in 'Suicide Pact'

A Turkish woman was killed and her male partner badly wounded in an apparent double suicide bid on Istanbul's best known shopping street, reports said Saturday.

The woman, Zeren Buke Toku, and her partner, Nazif Tugrul Saglam, sat on a pavement on the bustling Istiklal Avenue, where several other young people were out late Saturday, some drinking and others making music, Dogan news agency reported.

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