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Could the US Embassy Bombing in Turkey Have Been Prevented? Turkish Authorities Knew of the Attack In Advance

 

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Last Friday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, in an email to reporters, wrote: “We can confirm a terrorist blast at a check point on the perimeter of our embassy compound in Ankara, Turkey, at 1:13 p.m. local time. We are working closely with the Turkish national police to make a full assessment of the damage and the casualties, and to begin an investigation.”

The suicide bomber who carried out the attack was Ecevit Sanli, a member of the leftist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), a Turkish group that has accused the U.S. of using Turkey as its “slave.”  Sanli blew himself up in a perimeter gatehouse as he tried to enter the embassy, also killing a Turkish security guard.

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