The Taksim suicide bomb

Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul’s Taksim Square didn’t cause much of a stir internationally. Measured by ruthless newsroom standards it lacked two things: body bags and Al Qaeda.

Though no-one has claimed the attack, it seems obvious that it was related to the current peace overtures being exchanged between the Turkish government and the PKK, and which it was no doubt calculated to disrupt.

I have story out on SETimes examining what impact the bombing may have on the nascent peace process, which you can read here.


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