We strongly condemn terrorist act in Turkey.Three suicide bombers strike Istanbul Ataturk airport. 36 killed and 80 wounded.Our prayers with the victims of this horrific attack and their families and friends.
Police reportedly believe Isil was behind attack. Officers shot at suspects in international arrivals hall. Fourth suicide bombing in Turkey this year.Third busiest airport in Europe, high security location. Istanbul-Ataturk airport is the third busiest European airport, with 61.8 million passengers in total in 2015.
The attacks happened at Ataturk Airport, east of Istanbul, that is the 11th busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic.The assessments show that 3 suicide bombers carried out the attacks in 3 different spots at the airport, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said. The blasts occurred at the entrance of international flights terminal, domestic flights terminal, and the parking lot.
11 people were killed in an attack at Istanbul’s city center three weeks ago. The attack, claimed by the PKK-affiliated Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), followed two suicide bombings that hit tourist-heavy areas of Istanbul this year, which were blamed on Daesh