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En eksplosjon drepte en rengjøringsarbeider på et tyrkisk fly mens det sto på bakken på Istanbuls neststørste flyplass natt til onsdag. Eksplosjonen var så kraftig at den skadet tre andre fly og terminalbygget. Eksperter tror det var en bombe.

En annen rengjøringsarbeider ble såret.

Armed police sealed off part of an airport terminal in Istanbul early this morning after an explosion killed an aircraft cleaner and damaged planes standing hundreds of yards away. (…..)

Turkish police have not yet commented on the cause of the blast, but British aviation security experts said it was unlikely that it could have been caused by any kind of routine mechanical malfunction on board the plane(….)

The blast took place around 2am (midnight GMT) at Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul’s second airport, as the cleaner was working on a plane belonging to Pegasus airlines, Turkey’s main budget carrier. Another cleaner was wounded, officials said. Witnesses reported hearing up to three separate explosions.

Fly som sto 300 meter unna ble skadet. Det er uklart om eksplosjonen skjedde utenfor eller inne i flyet som ble hardest rammet.

Det var ingen passasjerer i nærheten da eksplosjonen skjedde.

No passengers were in the area at the time of the airport blast, which the Dogan news agency said caused damage to at least three planes as far as 300 metres (330 yards) from each other.

Eksplosjoner inne på en storflyplass – den hadde 26 millioner passasjerer i årets 11 første måneder – er et stort prestisjetap for myndighetene.

Tyrkias renomme har lidd under påstander om at både smuglere og myndigheter har samarbeidet med IS, om alt fra olje til våpen og bruk av sykehus og åpne grenser. Hackergruppen Anonymous rettet nylig et massivt cyberangrep mot Tyrkia, nettopp med begrunnelsen at Tyrkia samarbeider med IS.

Etter det massive bombeangrepet mot kurdiske demonstranter i Ankara 10. oktober har myndighetene pågrepet IS-mistenkte. Tyrkia er derfor under krysspress.

Tyrkia måtte stenge internettilgangen fra utenlandske kontoer for å redusere angrepene som pågikk en uke.

The attacks took 400,000 websites offline and were only halted when Turkey stopped foreign internet traffic to the «.tr» domain.

Turkish media outlets have suggested a flood of traffic to servers handling hundreds of thousands of websites could be coming from Russia. They cited Turkey’s soured relations with Moscow after the downing of a Russian warplane last month on the Syrian border.

But Anonymous posted a video on YouTube over the weekend, in which it said it was attacking the country’s internet.

In the video, which has since been taken down, a voice said: «As many of you have heard, Turkey is supporting Daesh (Isil) by buying oil from them and hospitalising their fighters.»

«We won’t accept that (President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan, the leader of Turkey, will help Isis (Isil) any longer. The news media has already stated that Turkey’s internet has been the victim of massive DDoS attacks.»

«Dear Government of Turkey, if you don’t stop supporting Isis, we will continue attacking your internet, your root DNS, your banks and take your government sites down.»

«After the root DNS we will start to hit your airports, military assets and private state connections. We will destroy your critical banking infrastructure.»

«Stop this insanity now, Turkey. Your fate is in your hands.»

 

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Rutene på flyterminalen ble også skadet i eksplosjonen.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/12065752/One-dead-in-explosion-at-Istanbul-airport.html

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/12066316/Anonymous-claims-responsibility-for-massive-cyberattack-on-Turkey.html

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