Turkey jails 14 terrorist for life for 2016 Besiktas bombing

Turkey jails 14 terrorist for life for 2016 Besiktas bombing
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  • calendar-gray 17 May 2019

Turkish court on Friday sentenced fourteen people to life in jail without parole for involvement in twin bombings in Istanbul that killed dozens in December of 2016, APAreports citing Anadolu Agency.

The bombing was one of a series of attacks nationwide that began in mid-2015, at the start of around 1-1/2 years of heightened security threats from the Islamic State militant group and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Following a professional soccer game on Dec. 10, 2016, two bombs - one planted in a car and another strapped to a suicide bomber - detonated outside the stadium of Besiktas, one of Turkey’s biggest clubs. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the PKK, claimed the attack.

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