Turkey: Kurdish militants claim deadly blasts

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December 12, 2016
Sioux City Journal    
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"Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. The carnage was claimed by a Turkey-based Kurdish militant group. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, or TAK, said two of its members had sacrificed their lives in the Saturday night attack that targeted security forces outside the Besiktas stadium .... It described the blasts as reprisal for state violence in the southeast and the ongoing imprisonment of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. TAK is considered by authorities as a PKK offshoot." (12/11/16)

http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/world/turkey-blasts-claimed-by-kurdish-militants-country-mourns/article_7d77a2fc-ad55-508e-aabd-0645640d242a.html  

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