Turkish police crack down on ISIL as death toll rises
A total of 22 people accused of having links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were detained in Istanbul and the western province of İzmir on June 30, as Turkish police launched a wide-scale crackdown on the group following the Istanbul Atatürk Airport suicide attacks that killed 44 people and wounded 239.
Putin says Turkey ‘apologized’ for downing of Russian jet
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on June 30 that Turkey had apologized for the shooting down of a Russian fighter jet last year, after Ankara said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had expressed “deep sorrow” over the incident.
Istanbul airport attack: 36 dead and 147 wounded in suspected Isil suicide attacks in Turkey
Istanbul (CNN)Gunshots, screams and explosions pierced the air Tuesday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as three terrorists armed with bombs and guns attacked passengers at one of the world's busiest travel spots.