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Turkish Suspects Tied to Guerrillas

The family of Gokhan Elaltuntas buried him in the dead of night, waiting until 2 a.m. Saturday to inter what bits remained of the soft-eyed young man after he detonated a truckload of fertilizer and petroleum outside an Istanbul synagogue seven days earlier. “We want to cleanse our surname, because we don’t want people to know us as terrorists,” said his uncle, Rifat Elaltuntas. Across town the mother of another suspected bomber, Azad Ekinci, moved out of the apartment where the family had lived for three decades. The family of Mesut Cabuk, whose passport was found in the wreckage outside a second synagogue, remained at home but indisposed. His mother tugged a smiling little boy — the dead man’s son — through a door she then quietly closed on visiting reporters. Full Story

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