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Turkey vows crackdown on attackers as bomb suspects held

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his security forces were leaving no stone unturned to capture the Istanbul bombers as a group of suspects was sent to a state security court. EU heavyweight Germany, Turkey’s top trading partner, voiced its support for Ankara during a visit by Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer after the worst peacetime violence in the history of modern Turkey. Twelve people suspected of helping the suicide bombers in the attacks on British targets in Istanbul were expected to be formally arrested at an Istanbul state security court hearing, while another four men who had been interrogated for four days were released, the Anatolia news agency said. “Our security forces have fully mobilized to catch the perpetrators of these despicable events,” Erdogan said in a televised address to the nation after four suicide bombings in less than a week that killed at least 53 people. Full Story

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