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MEDIA ALERT: Two dead after suicide bombing outside U.S. Embassy in Turkey Feb. 1, 2013


ANKARA, TURKEY –  One security guard outside the U.S. Embassy in Turkey is dead after a suicide bombing attack in Ankara, Friday afternoon. The attack injured one other person and killed the suicide bomber. (Sources:BBC, AP, CNN)


Analysts available for comment:

HUGH POPE is the Turkey Project Director for International Crisis Group. Based in Istanbul, he is a specialist on Turkish foreign policy, including EU-Turkey relations, Cyprus and Turkey’s ties with its neighbours. Until taking up this post in 2007, Pope was a foreign correspondent for 25 years, most recently spending a decade as Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Language: English


MEHMENT AYDIN  is one of Turkey’s Ministers of State, responsible for overseeing the Directorate of Religious Affairs. He has taught philosophy of ethics, politics and religion at universities in Erzurum, Ankara and Izmir, Turkey, and served as Dean in the Faculty of Theology at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir from 1993-1999.
Location: Turkey
Languages: Arabic, English, French


FADI HAKURA is a Turkey expert and associate fellow at Chatham House, the UK’s leading foreign policy thinktank. He regularly comments for the international media on all aspects of Turkish politics, foreign and security policies, including EU accession issues and Turkey’s regional relations. 
Location: London, UK
Languages: Arabic, English, French


WILL HARTLEY is Editor of IHS Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Center. He heads a US-based team responsible for collecting and analyzing terrorism and insurgency related open source intelligence, profiling currently active non-state armed groups and producing major terrorist incident reports.
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Language: English


PAUL SULLIVAN is a professor of economics at the National Defense University and an adjunct professor of Security Studies and Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University. At Georgetown University, he teaches classes on global energy and security, energy security in the Middle East, and natural resources and conflict in Africa and the Middle East. Recently, he wrote an exclusive article for Global Experts on Tunisia.
Location: Washington D.C.
Language: English

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