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Turkey bombs ahead of Blair visit

Four small bombs exploded in Turkey ahead of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair arriving in the country on Monday. They went off outside branches of British bank HSBC in the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul overnight. The blasts are said to have caused only minor damage and there are no reports of casualties. Mr Blair was in Turkey for talks with the country’s prime minister and president which are likely to include its application for EU membership. One bomb smashed windows of a HSBC branch in the capital Ankara when it exploded at about 2230 local time. There were similar blasts outside two HSBC branches in Istanbul at about 2200 local time. More than 60 people died in bomb attacks in Istanbul in November, two of which were against British targets. Full Story

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