Bomb found, deactivated at newspaper compound in Istanbul
AA photoA bomb planted inside the compound of the office building of daily Star and the private broadcaster, Channel 24, has been deactivated by bomb experts, daily Star said in a written statement on July 24, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.
The bomb was discovered by the security personnel of the Star Media Group inside the compound around noon on July 24 and was deactivated by bomb experts, it said.
“It is clear that the bomb targeted our personnel walking during lunch time, as it was planted next to the entry of the dining hall of the building. Such terrorist attempts to stop the Star Media Group are hollow as the Star Media Group has never given up on telling the truth and revealing plots in Turkey,” it added.
It also said the bomb, planted inside the daily’s compound in Istanbul’s Bağcılar district, showed that the systematic campaign waged on targeting the media group had worked.
Neither a bomb nor any sort of open threat could prevent the group from making anything that violates Turkey’s national integrity, the group said.