Blasts in Turkey trace new pattern

Two bombs ruptured busy districts of Turkey’s biggest city Thursday, killing at least 26 people – including Britain’s most senior official here – and wounding about 450. The nearly simultaneous attacks targeted symbols of the United Kingdom, the country that President Bush only a day earlier called America’s best friend in the war on terror.

The British Consulate General and the 12-story headquarters of the British HSBC Bank, situated in crowded business districts, exploded just after 11 a.m., marking the second time in a week that terrorism has spilled onto Turkish soil, despite efforts of the country’s leaders to distance themselves from US-led policy in the region. Full Story

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