Bomb kills 1, injures 14 in Turkey before rally
“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
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Since: Jan 07
#1 May 12, 2007
Here we go with another day around the globe and see that the circus continues with "innocent" people getting shot out of cannons and leaving greasy skid marks on the pavement for some young punk to clean up and vow revenge.
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