Bomb kills 1, injures 14 in Turkey before rally
May 12, 2007 | Posted by: Reuters | Full story: Reuters
“Our republic is under threat, that's why I'm going with my whole family.”
By Paul de Bendern
IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A bicycle bomb exploded in a market in the Turkish port city of Izmir on Saturday, killing one and injuring 14 people on the eve of a planned mass anti-government rally, police and the state news agency said.
Sunday's protest in Izmir, Turkey's third largest city, is aimed at putting pressure on the Islamist-rooted government and uniting the opposition amid rising political tensions ahead of an early general election on July 22.
"The bomb exploded on a bicycle ... The injured are being treated at two local hospitals," a police spokesman said. Read more