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May 25th, 2012

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – A suicide car bomb exploded outside a police headquarters Friday killing one policeman and injuring several others, according to Turkey’s interior minister. The attack took place in the central Turkish province of Kayseri. No group has claimed immediate responsibility. (Sources: AP / Reuters).

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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.
CONTACT:hugh.pope@theglobalexperts.org
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.
CONTACT:
Mehmet.aydin@theglobalexperts.org
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.
CONTACT:
fadi.hakura@theglobalexperts.org
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.
CONTACT: will.hartley@theglobalexperts.org
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Language: English

 

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