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Explosion in Instanbul

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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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www.bbc.co.uk...

I hope with all my heart this is not what I think it is and that there are no injuries or fatalities.

If I had plans to visit Turkey any time soon I'd be cancelling them.
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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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My prayers are with everyone affected or injured by the blast.

We'll have to stick with this story to see how it develops. It's too early to start thinking about possible damage or death counts, god forbid there are any.
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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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I echo that. I hope this doesn't escalate into a much bigger event with mass casualties or injuries.



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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Update:


ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion that rocked an area near an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday may have been caused by a bomb on an overpass, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.

Haberturk TV earlier reported that one person had been killed in the explosion near the Bayrampasa station on the European side of Istanbul. Source



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Terrible. If one person has already been reported dead, I don't expect the upcoming news to be about only one person.

The world needs to view this reality of terrorism in a new light. Not in the light of invading anywhere they roam, but certainly not in the light of acceptance.



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 11:28 AM
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Editor's note: There remains little clarity on the toll from the explosion in Istanbul. The first reports were that 1 was killed. More recent updates from wire services are reporting that the explosion, believed to be a bomb, wounded 5 but killed no one. - Tom


www.breakingnews.com...

In the above link there is also a video of the explosion. Just awful...have nothing more to say...


CX

posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 11:38 AM
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Sky are reporting it as a pipe bomb, five injured.

CX.



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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one person had been killed in the explosion near the Bayrampasa station on the European side of Istanbul.


Interesting wording there. ❓
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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus


one person had been killed in the explosion near the Bayrampasa station on the European side of Istanbul.


Interesting wording there. ❓

hmm.. yes ,why would they specifically say European side ?



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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hmm.. yes ,why would they specifically say European side ?


It`s the geographical location of the city...



To the south of Istanbul lays the Marmara Sea, and to its north the Black Sea. The Western part of the city is in Europe, and the Eastern is in Asia. The vital watercourse that divides Istanbul is the Bosphorus. As a seaport, it is both the closest Asian city to Europe and the closest European city to Asia.

www.istanbul.com...



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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At least it wasn't bigger. That was a pretty small explosion from the video. Hopefully there are not more planted around or that wasn't a distraction to pull in responders for something larger.



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus


one person had been killed in the explosion near the Bayrampasa station on the European side of Istanbul.


Interesting wording there. ❓


Yeah like saying it is the "Westerners" side of the bridge. It is an Islamic thing west (Christianity) against the east(Islam).


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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
"one person had been killed in the explosion near the Bayrampasa station on the European side of Istanbul."

Interesting wording there. ❓

It's a geographical pointer.
There is also an Asian side, on the other side of the great channel.
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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
Yeah like saying it is the "Westerners" side of the bridge. It is an Islamic thing west (Christianity) against the east(Islam).


Check an atlas. One side of the city is geographically in Europe, the other side is in Asia.



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

glad to know that. Sorry I don't look at maps much unless i am there. Good to know for future games of trivia



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: PheonixReborn
A distraction to take the heat off of Erdogan and son's shenanigans?

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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Alundra

originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus


one person had been killed in the explosion near the Bayrampasa station on the European side of Istanbul.


Interesting wording there. ❓

hmm.. yes ,why would they specifically say European side ?


Turkey is in both Asia & Europe. They're describing which side of Istanbul.

EDIT: Crap! DISRAELI beat me to it.
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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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They're surely not ISIS members who has planted this bomb.
So, what terrorists we're talking about here?
Kurds?
Smells like false flag from Erdogan... small device, minor casualties, enough to blame the Kurds...



posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 02:51 PM
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posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: PheonixReborn

Link through Rt.com: www.rt.com...




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