41 DEAD AND MORE THAN 230 HURT IN ISTANBUL ATATURK AIRPORT ATTACK

A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport has killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners(One Iranian and one Ukrainian were confirmed dead), and injured more than 230, officials say.
Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back.
PM Binali Yildirim Mr Yildirim said the attackers had come to the airport by taxi and that preliminary findings pointed to Isil responsibility. Isil had called for attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, and have focused attention on Turkey, which is currently bidding to join the European Union.As many as 2.5 million Britons travel to Turkey each year, although the number of tourists is thought to have declined in recent months following a spate of Isil attacks in the country.
Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists.
Pictures from the airport terminal showed bodies covered in sheets, with glass and abandoned luggage littering the building.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups.
“The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world,” he said.

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