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Bomb scare ends century-old run of Turkish soccer match

Turkey's postponement of a major soccer match reveals much about the country's failure to combat terror, and cancellations of other public events are likely to follow.

Normally a jovial people known for their sense of humor, Turks are becoming increasingly somber. The climate of violence and the government's helplessness against terrorism — which can hit the country's nerve centers at any time — have made the Turkish public so tense that many are staying home out of fear.

The avenues of Turkey’s capital are no longer bustling. The hotels in Istanbul and tourism centers are losing their customers. All the service sectors are suffering because of the climate of violence.

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