FBI at extra work in Turkey. Embassy attack in Ankara, American woman murdered in Istanbul…

Embassy attack has drawn US, Turkey closer: Envoy

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Revolutionary People?s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)..

US-Turkey Relations in The AK Party Decade

by Acturca
SETA Policy Brief, No. 62, January, 2013, 13 p. Kadir Üstün & Kılıç Buğra Kanat * Turkey?s relations with the United States over the last decade witnessed wild swings and shifts. Turkey?s past decade under the AK Party coincided with the US invasion of Iraq, the financial meltdown in the US (which transformed into a

Können wir tadeln Deutschland für diese Terrortat

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Pictured in 1997 Ecevit Şanlı  on the right.


A DHKP/C [1]suicide bomber detonated a vest with 6 kilos of TNT and a hand grenade outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killing himself and a security guard.


Turkey: At Least 2 Dead in Suicide Attack on US Embassy

Democracy Now

An Icelandic media report has revealed new details about U.S. attempts to investigate the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson told the broadcaster RUV that FBI agents landed in Reykjavik in 2011 without warning


from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

FTO designations play a critical role in the fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities. Legal Criteria for Designation under Section 219 of the INA as amended:

US happy with Turkey cooperation after embassy attack

from Hurriyet Daily News
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul…

Turkish police spot DHKP/C suspects near US association: sources

from Hurriyet Daily News
Some of the people arrested as suspected members of the outlawed DHKP/C appear US bodies, sources claim

Turkey: US embassy suicide bomber was member of outlawed leftist group

from Yahoo news
Today’s bombing of the US embassy in Ankara, which Turkey has blamed on an outlawed leftist group, comes amid warnings that Turkey could soon face jihadist spillover from Syria.

Analysis: Cold War-style proxy war via US Embassy

from Hurriyet Daily News
I must say I wasn?t surprised by the news of a terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

Gül sends message to Obama, says attack targeted Turkey as well

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has sent a message to U.S. President Barack Obama and expressed Turkey?s solidarity.

US embassy bombing in Turkey called ‘act of terror’ by Obama administration

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch, Chris McGreal
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says early information links Ankara bomber to a domestic militant group
The Obama administration has declared a suicide bomb at the US embassy in Turkey (video), in which the attacker and a local guard died, as an “act of terror”.

Journalist injured in attack on US Embassy in Ankara loses sight in one eye

from Hurriyet Daily News
Didem Tuncay, a journalist who was injured in the Feb. 1 attack on the U.S. Embassy.



Who killed an American mom in Turkey?

from Yahoo News Photos
Trace Gallagher reports from Los Angeles

FBI joins search for murderer of US mom Sierra, Istanbul police to take DNA samples

from Hurriyet Daily News
The FBI is playing role in the investigation into the death of Sarai Sierra, US congressman says

A Slain Artist in the Making
Daily Beast
The coroner in Istanbul has released her body, and soon Sarai Sierra will be flown back to Staten Island for a funeral at the church where she met and later married her husband. Turkey US Missing Woman. A view of the street with the hostel, in yellow

FBI investigating NYC woman’s death in Istanbul

Wall Street Journal

Sierra’s husband, Steven, is in Istanbul, where he traveled last week to help in the search. He intends to accompany her body, but the family is still determining how to fund the transport. Their church and friends are working to raise money to help


Sarai Sierra: FBI investigating New York City woman’s death in Istanbul

CBS News

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK – A U.S. congressman says the FBI is playing a significant role in the investigation into the death of Sarai Sierra, the New York city woman found dead in Istanbul while on a solo vacation. PICTURES: N.Y. mom found dead in Turkey


Istanbul feminists protest attacks on Armenian women


Activists of the Istanbul Feminist Collective held a march in Samatya district of Istanbul against recent attacks on elderly Armenian women, Bianet.org reported. The protesters, carrying placards saying ?Armenian women are not alone,?

Sarai Sierra killed with blow to the head, official says

from Hurriyet Daily News
Sarai Sierra, an American woman who went missing in Istanbul.

Istanbul police search for clues in NYC woman’s death; DNA from autopsy goes …

Washington Post

ANKARA, Turkey ? Turkish authorities finished an autopsy Monday on a New York City woman found dead in Istanbul and submitted DNA samples from it to a crime lab for testing, Turkey’s state-run media reported. Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two,

On Sarai Sierra’s Death and the Failure of Istanbul

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

Sarai Sierra, an American woman who went missing in Istanbul in Jan. 21, has been found dead at the Seraglio Point.


Istanbul police find body thought to be missing US tourist


“(We are) 70 to 80 percent sure the body belongs to her but this is not absolutely certain,” anIstanbul police official told Reuters on condition of anonymity, adding more tests needed to be completed. Anatolian said the cause of death had yet to be

Missing Staten Island woman found dead in Istanbul: reports

New York Post

A Staten Island mother of two was found dead in Istanbul after she went missing during a solo vacation, Turkish news reports said. The grisly discovery of Sarai Sierra, 33, who was stabbed in the abdomen, was made by residents near an ancient city wal

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