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"Istanbul Mayor Dismisses Sabotage in Turkish Airport Fire"
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Istanbul Mayor Dismisses Sabotage in Istanbul Airport Fire
Turkey - Cihan News Agency
Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbas has ruled out the possibility of
sabotage as a cause of Wednesday's Istanbul airport fire.
A large fire erupted in the cargo department of Istanbul's Ataturk
International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, destroying the cargo terminal.
Istanbul-based firemen backed by fire-fighting planes eventually brought the
blaze under control.
Topbas said that fire-fighting planes played an important role in
extinguishing the massive fire.
The mayor said that the security authorities were investigating whether the
fire was caused by sabotage. A group linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party
(PKK), the Kurdistan Falcons, had claimed responsibility for the fire.
But, Topbas underlined that there was currently no proof of sabotage.
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