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Explosions, Gunfire Rock Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport; Casualties Reported

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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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At least two explosions were reportedly heard at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Tuesday.

A hail of gunfire was also reported by witnesses.

Explosions, Gunfire Rock Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport; Casualties Reported

Never can tell with how things are going in the world.
Could be something more serious.

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Breaking News Feed
@pzf
ISTANBUL, TURKEY:
- Atatürk Airport
- 2 suicide bombers
- Heavy gunfire
- At least 40 injured
pic.twitter.com/QIiopG0nuE
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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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You beat me to it! I was fighting with the text box which was demanding 7500 characters. WTF!?

Anyways...

This is the third largest airport in Europe. Of course it's close to Syria/ME. Also it's Ramadan. Speculation is, of course, is that it is terrorism. Supposedly a very secure and fortified airport.

There has long been suspected ties between Turkey and ISIS, so kind of curious on that point.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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The new post box doesnt demand 7500 characters if I remember the form right its a max of 750 characters, "(snippet cannot exceed 750 characters, You have 750 ..."


Some additional info..
www.cnn.com...
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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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Breaking News Feed
@pzf
ISTANBUL, TURKEY:
- Atatürk Airport
- 2 suicide bombers
- Heavy gunfire
- At least 40 injured
pic.twitter.com/QIiopG0nuE



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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news.sky.com...



Two explosions have hit the main airport in Istanbul, a Turkish official has said, with reports saying around 40 people have been wounded.

Gunfire was reportedly heard at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, while footage showed people running for cover.

Turkish broadcaster Haberturk said that 40 people had been taken to hospital.

Hand grenades were thrown and police opened fire on the attackers, Haberturk said.

One of the explosions happened at the domestic terminal, while another happened at the international terminal, NTV reported

Government officials told CNN Turk that at least one of the blasts may have been a suicide attack.

Taxis were ferrying the wounded from the hospital, witnesses told CNN Turk.

More than a dozen ambulances were also seen rushing to the scene.


SO the police engaged with them.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

There can be two when it's breaking news.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: JetBlackStare

There's now 3 this is the newest



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: JetBlackStare

There's now 3 this is the newest


Which speaks about a rule I really think is dumb on ATS, the idea that because something is in a different forum you can have the exact same post..

Sort of silly because people get split where they are reporting info.

No issues with a MOD closing this.


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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

Then quit whining and alert the mod.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

The religion of peace spreading the love once again.

My prayers go out to those affected.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Yep although to be honest breaking news like this should be in the breaking news section as it's the one most people will look at as I know not everyone uses the new topics tab, what would be great is if the mods could merge threads together without closing off conversation from the usual 3 or 4 threads of the same the topic that pop up in circumstances like this



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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So they used grenades and guns before blowing themselves up at two different terminals, one domestic, one international.

That sounds like a helluva distraction to me.

I reeeeeally hope all departing flights were cancelled and, if any left, they are double/triple checked upon entry into other countries.
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posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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Turkey bans reporting of terror attacks so it will be very difficult for locals to get news once the scene is secured and things settle down.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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Video is circulating on line of one of the the three explosions.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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Turkey bans reporting of terror attacks so it will be very difficult for locals to get news once the scene is secured and things settle down.


Maybe in Turkey, but thanks to that little thing called the internet...they will get the news.

The only way Turkey could stop that would be to ban it altogether, and as far as I know they haven't.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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I've got friends from Turkey... My landlord in Germany is getting ready to fly down there and visit family.

I loved my visits there, wonderful people wonderful food, such history and beautiful once your away from the city's. (I hate all city's)



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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Supposed video of the attack...

pic.twitter.com/Npikwlloxk



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Well, CNNTurk, is under the gag.



posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: opethPA




Explosions, Gunfire Rock Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport; Casualties Reported


I am wondering if they believe it could be ISIS, or are they thinking it could be the PKK...both use the same tactics.




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