Turkey jails four over bombing that killed German tourists

ISTANBUL: Turkish court on Tuesday sentenced four men to life in jail over a 2016 suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul that killed 12 German tourists and was blamed on Islamic State group jihadists.
The blast ripped through Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet square in January 2016 -near the iconic Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, among the world’s most visited tourist sites.
The government blamed the attack that wounded 16 others on the IS group but the jihadists never claimed responsibility and the defendants have denied their involvement.
The court in Istanbul sentenced four suspects – whose nationality was not stated – to life in jail, saying that the attack represented “an attempt to violently overthrow the constitutional order,”…

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