Image: Bosphorus Vision by Andrea

Over the weekend, a busy shopping precinct in the country’s leading city, Istanbul, was the site of carnage when a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing at least four and wounding over thirty others. He has now been identified as a Turkish citizen with links to terrorist organisation ISIL. This attack comes one week after a Kurdish Millitant group took responsibility for a suicide bombing in Ankara, which killed thirty people. Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has vowed to bring terrorism to its knees but the latest attacks have spread fear and anxiety throughout a country trying also to grapple with the migrant crisis on its doorstep.

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Monday, March 21 2016
Produced By Kim Williams
Featured in storyDr Murat Yurtbilir, Turkish Studies Program, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University (ANU)Professor Jürgen Bröhmer, EU Expert, Murdoch University Law School

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