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Terror Suspect: Turkey Will Remain Target

A suspected leader of a Turkish al-Qaida cell told a court Monday that last year’s suicide bombings in Istanbul were part of al-Qaida’s global campaign and warned of more attacks if Turkey continues to support U.S. policies or maintains close ties with Israel.Defendant Harun Ilhan told the court that he and two other suspected ringleaders who remain at large – Habib Akdas and Gurcan Bac – were behind the November truck bombings that left 61 people dead. Ilhan said most of the 69 suspects charged in the case were not directly involved in the bombings. “I accept that I am an al-Qaida warrior,” said Ilhan, who opened his testimony with a brief prayer and at times refused to stand during the trial. Full Story

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