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Erdogan questions al-Qaeda role as Istanbul prays for bomb victims

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned whether the massive Istanbul bombings were the work of the al-Qaeda terror network, as the city’s British community joined in solemn prayers for the dead. “We have some evidence of religious motives,” Erdogan said in an interview with BBC television after the attacks on the British consulate and the offices of the HSBC banking group in which 28 people were killed and hundreds injured. “Is this an al-Qaeda conglomerate… Or is it some other terrorist organisation? We are not 100 percent sure at this point,” said Erdogan, who has spoken of his country’s shame that the four suicide bombers have been identified as Turkish citizens. Full Story

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