Turkey alleges Istanbul bomber was a member of the Islamic State

March 20, 2016 4:33 PM

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Turkey alleges Istanbul bomber was a member of the Islamic State

BEIRUT — Authorities in Turkey on Sunday named a Turkish man with alleged ties to the Islamic State as responsible for the weekend suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed four foreign tourists and deepened fears of rising instability in the country.

The attack on Saturday on Istiklal Avenue, a major thoroughfare that is one of Istanbul’s biggest draws for tourists and locals alike, underscored the extent to which Turkey is confronting an accelerating threat from extremists on two fronts.

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