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Turkish Police Heighten Security

Turkish police sealed off streets, searched cars and blew up suspicious packages Friday as part of a huge security sweep a day before President Bush arrives in Turkey and a day after bombings killed four people in two cities here. Around the convention center where a NATO summit begins Monday, police installed dark-blue steel barricades. Officers searched the trunks of cars and frisked people along the road heading to Istanbul’s airport, causing gridlock on Istanbul’s already clogged streets. Helicopters flew near the summit area and over an Ottoman palace where a dinner for NATO leaders will be held. The security measures came after two explosions Thursday — one outside the Ankara hotel where Bush is expected to stay starting Saturday and a second on an Istanbul bus. The bombings killed four people and wounded 17. Full Story

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