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Istanbul bomb attack could have repercussions in international arena

Turkey lashes out at ‘insincerity’ of US condolences for an attack targeting a crowded street after claiming that the Syrian ‘branch’ of the PKK ordered it.
Pedestrians walk through Istiklal Ave. in Istanbul on Nov. 14, 2022.

ISTANBUL — The calm of a sunny afternoon on the most popular pedestrian thoroughfare in Turkey’s commercial and tourism capital was shattered by a blast on Sunday, while tensions rise at the diplomatic level due to those believed responsible for the killings.

Multiple bodies were lying on the ground after the explosion. The toll later announced by the government was six dead including two children, one of them a 3-year-old girl. Over 80 people were injured, some seriously so.

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