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Several large explosions have rocked Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey, with the incident reportedly triggered by a Ukrainian truck transporting fruit that caught fire and exploded. The incident took place overnight in Haydarpasa railway terminal, a major rail hub located on the Bosporus Strait. According to an eyewitnesses cited by the local press, at least four explosions caused panic among the people. According to NTV channel, there were five of them. The fire reportedly started after the truck's fuel tank exploded. The flames later jumped to the nearby vehicle. Police blocked traffic at the scene, doctors and firefighters arrived at the scene. A truck driver was injured and was taken to the hospital. According to Turkish media, he received non-threatening injuries.
Russia will reply in kind with subterfuge. These arms depots, oil pipelines, factories and other secure infrastructure facilities that explode or have fires suddenly, some with casualties are not just accidents. They are covert ops utilizing local assets (intelligence agencies are involved on every side) to inflict and equal monetary loss and letting separatists (PKK) and barbarian regimes (ISIS) take the credit. Its funny because Russia can now just blame it on ISIS when they use their CIA equivalent to pay PKK sympathizers to hit vulnerable targets within Turkey.
And it will likely happen, but only enough damage to compensate for the price of the jet, its fuel, the munitions, and the insurance for the pilots families. This is how states wage proxy war directly to each other.
The family of a cleaner killed in an explosion at Istanbul’s second largest airport have called on the government to provide an explanation for her death amid deteriorating security in Turkey.
Zehra Yamac, a 30-year-old mother of two, died on Wednesday from head injuries caused by the blast at Sabiha Gokcen.
On Saturday, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons claimed responsibility for what they said was a mortar attack on the airport, but the Turkish authorities have refused to say what caused the explosion.
o one from the Turkish government or security forces have contacted Yamac’s family to explain what happened, her cousin Hicaz Atsiz told The National on Sunday. Instead, parliamentarians from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “called us and said that it was fate and it could happen to anyone, so it is better to accept Allah’s will,” he said.
So ... for the downing of their SU-24 Russia "retaliated" against turkey by blowing up an ukrainian fruit-truck in Istansbul?
For what purpose ...cutting off turkeys vitamin-C supply? oO
If your theory is accurate why on earth would russian alphabet agencies be stupid enough to use a truck from Ukraine. That would be the most idiotic thing they could do.