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Suspect Says Sent Money from Iran for Turkey Bombs

A Turkish man has admitted he received $50,000 from an Iranian source and sent it to Turkey to finance last month’s suicide bomb attacks in Istanbul, a newspaper said on Saturday. Adnan Ersoz, charged with attempting to change “the constitutional order by force of arms” on Friday, had confirmed that an international terrorist organization had given training and cash to members of a Turkish Islamist group, police said in a statement on Friday. Police did not name the international organization. But a report in Hurriyet newspaper said he told interrogators he had breakfast with al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and one of the Istanbul suicide bombers in Afghanistan before September 11, 2001. There they decided to attack U.S. targets in Turkey, he was reported to have said. Full Story

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