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The Washington Post: ‘War is futile’: The tragic last Facebook post of an Istanbul terror victim
10:48, 1 July 2016
The Washington Post: ‘War is futile’: The tragic last Facebook post of an Istanbul terror victim

The death toll from Tuesday's terror attack on Istanbul's main airport now stands at 43, with dozens more still receiving treatment in hospitals.

10:48, 1 July 2016

The Washington Post

Turkish officials have pinned the coordinated strike, which involved three suicide bombers, on the Islamic State and claim that the assailants were foreigners. Authorities also began raids on suspected jihadist cells in the country and arrested 22 people accused of links to the extremist organization.

That's little comfort to the victims and their families, though. The dead include passengers, taxi drivers and airport staff. They include Turkish nationals and 19 foreigners. Among the many moving stories and details to emerge about those slain is the last Facebook post put up by Gulsen Bahadir, a 20-something Turkish airlines staffer who was shot dead inside the terminal.

Read the full article here.

Related: CNN Turk: Suicide bombers come from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Related: Ukraine’s consul in Istanbul: Two wounded Ukrainians stay in hospitals

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