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12-01-2016, 04:13 AM
Explosion in Istanbul kills 10
There was an explosion a couple of hours ago in Istanbul, in a tourist area. Not much is known for sure, but 10 people were killed and 15 wounded.

There are several websites talking about a suicide bomber, but this hasn't been confirmed.

And I'm traveling there in a couple of days Sadcryface

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12-01-2016, 04:19 AM
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12-01-2016, 05:47 AM
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12-01-2016, 06:17 AM
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Quote:Istanbul governor says 10 people killed and 15 wounded
Broadcast ban imposed

Interesting that there is a broadcast ban imposed.

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12-01-2016, 06:20 AM
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Izel isn't from that area, is she?

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12-01-2016, 06:33 AM
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(12-01-2016 06:20 AM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  Izel isn't from that area, is she?

I think she lives in the south western part of the country.
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12-01-2016, 06:41 AM
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(12-01-2016 06:33 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  
(12-01-2016 06:20 AM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  Izel isn't from that area, is she?

I think she lives in the south western part of the country.

That's good. Thumbsup

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12-01-2016, 06:58 AM (This post was last modified: 12-01-2016 07:09 AM by bemore.)
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What is a broadcast ban? I think the term is quite loose as ive tried googling its definition. If it means not showing footage then they have failed as I have just watched an aftermath video, never a nice thing to see.

Local reports are that there was quite a few german tourists killed. It pales in comparison to the suicide bomber that hit the small kurdish peace demonstration last year in Turkey. On a scale of fucked up things ive seen that one was quite bad.

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12-01-2016, 11:11 AM (This post was last modified: 12-01-2016 11:33 AM by izel.)
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According to the news here all 10 victims were tourists. The suicide bomber recently came from Syria. I had said it in another thread, it will only take 1 terrorist attack from 1 refugee to taint the image of them all http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid913688 and unfortunately it seems like exactly what happened today. It is obvious that the target was tourist, targeting Sultan Ahmed district which is probably the most touristic area in Istanbul and is also the location of the old Byzantine cathedral turned museum, the Hagia Sophia, where 8 out of 10 people are tourists makes the argument pretty clear. I'm not aware of any "broadcast ban", though, would not surprise me one bit with our current government.

Underground, not sure which part of the country you visiting, I'd suggest stay away from tourist attractions until this mess is under control. Be safe and feel free to message me if you need any guidance when here. If anywhere near the Aegean coast let me know as well Smile

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12-01-2016, 11:18 AM
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(12-01-2016 11:11 AM)izel Wrote:  Underground, not sure which part of the country you visiting, I'd suggest stay away from tourist attractions until this mess is under control.

Perhaps ironic, but one is in all likelihood safer in the aftermath of an incident like this, given increased security and awareness, and fewer people around...

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