The suicide attacker who detonated a bomb that killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district had registered as a refugee just a week earlier, Turkish officials have said Wednesday, raising questions over whether extremists are posing as asylum-seekers to inflame anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe.
Turkey`s interior minister said on Wednesday the suicide bomber in an attack which killed 10 people in Istanbul`s historic tourist district a day earlier was not on any wanted list but had registered with Turkey`s immigration authorities.
An explosion occurred in an area of Istanbul`s Sabiha Gokcen airport where airplanes were parked, wounding two cleaning staff on a nearby plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday.
Two Turkish journalists charged with "spying" over their reports about Ankara`s alleged arms supplies to Syrian rebels urged the EU on Saturday not to compromise on human rights and press freedom as it looks to Turkey to help stem Europe`s migrant crisis.
Ankara: Two Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports about arms supplies to Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights and freedoms to reach an agreement with Turkey to help stem flows of migrants to Europe.
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper on Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.