Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack

Turkey Mourns Victims of Istanbul Airport Attacks

Istanbul's governor said Wednesday that the death toll from a coordinated terror attack at Ataturk Airport blamed on ISIS had climbed to 41.

A relative of Gulsen Bahadir, a victim of Tuesday's attack on Ataturk Airport, mourns at her flag-draped coffin during her funeral ceremony in Istanbul on June 29.

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said three terrorists had arrived in a cab and carried out the assault, opening fire and setting off at least two explosions.


A woman comforts the mother of a victim at a morgue close to Istanbul's airport.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which plunged Turkey into a state of national mourning. The country is grappling with a number of enemies domestically and abroad — but Turkey's prime minister said it appeared ISIS was to blame.

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Relatives of a victim mourn in front of a morgue in Istanbul.

Turkey — which is also battling an ongoing insurgency from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK — is participating in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.

Turkish flags fly at half-staff in front of the control tower at Ataturk airport. MURAD SEZER / Reuters
People react as they wait for victims' bodies at a morgue in Istanbul. DENIZ TOPRAK / EPA
The daughter, center, of victim Siddik Turgan reacts as his coffin is carried nearby during his funeral in Istanbul. BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images
A relative of Umut Sakaroglu, a customs officer killed in the attack, mourns during a funeral in Istanbul. SEDAT SUNA / EPA

A worker cleans blood stains from the roof of the international departure terminal at Ataturk Airport.

The airport is one of the busiest in Europe and has a double layer of security: Checks before entering a terminal, then security once inside.

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A relative of customs officer Umut Sakaroglu kisses his portrait during his funeral. SEDAT SUNA / EPA
People carry the flag-draped coffin of taxi driver Mustafa Biyikli, killed in the attacks. Defne Karadeniz / Getty Images
A mother of a victim is comforted outside a morgue close to the airport in Istanbul. BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images

An armed Turkish police officer patrols behind a police line on June 29.

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