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Turkey Links Deadly Bombings to al-Qaida

Turkey’s government Monday made its strongest statement yet about the link between last month’s deadly bombings and al-Qaida, saying the suicide attackers and their associates had ties with the terrorist group. “According to the information we have right now, both those who were involved in these terrorist attacks as suicide bombers, and those who had relations with them, seem close to al-Qaida, are linked to the al-Qaida terrorist organization,” Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener said after a Cabinet meeting. Western and Turkish officials have said the suicide attacks on two Istanbul synagogues on Nov. 15 and the British Consulate and a London-based bank in Istanbul five days later bore similarities to attacks carried out by Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network. The bombings killed 61 people. Full Story

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