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Turkey sentences 14 people to life imprisonment over 2016 Istanbul twin bombings

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Turkey sentences 14 people to life imprisonment over 2016 Istanbul twin bombings

In December 2016, two bombs were simultaneously detonated near the Vodafone Arena, home to the Besiktas football club, following a national league game.

Forty police officers were among the dead, while 242 were injured, according to Anadolu.

The blasts, claimed by an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were part of a series of deadly attacks blamed on the PKK and Islamic State militants since 2015 in Turkey.

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