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NEWS: Explosives Found at Turkey Airport; Airforce One lands at Shannon

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posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 02:01 PM
FOX News is reporting explosives were found in a van in the parking lot of the International Airport in Turkey. President Bush much publicized trip to Turkey has been preceded with a bomb detonating in front of a Hilton Hotel in Ankara and now explosives near the airport. It would be in the best interest of the President and his security detail to change their plans since he seems to be an obvious target for foreign terrorism.

Meanwhile President Bush has just arrived in Shannon Ireland for a meeting with the European Union amidst extremely high security and planned protests. The President's current position in world affairs, especially Iraq has made him an unpopular man in the world's eyes.

Explosives Found at Istanbul Airport
Reuters quoted news channel CNN-Turk as saying a remote-controlled explosive device in the same parking lot had been destroyed by a police bomb squad.

Turkish authorities denied that any bomb had been found.

"Security received a warning and closed the car park for 1 hours," said an official. "At this time, they have been unable to find any explosive device."

Bush Seeks Support for Iraq at Summit
Police and troops shut down roads and erected barbed-wire barricades Friday to deter protesters from interrupting the summit between Bush and European Union leaders. Hours before Bush was to arrive in western Ireland, some 4,000 police and 2,000 soldiers more than one-third of the entire security forces of the Irish Republic took up positions around Shannon Airport and Dromoland Castle, a luxury hotel where the summit will be held.

"Sadly, there's no great welcome for President Bush," said the Rev. Tom Ryan, a Catholic priest in the town of Shannon. "The vast majority of people would not agree with the policies of the American government or President Bush."

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[edit on 6-25-2004 by worldwatcher]


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