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Erdogan vows no surrender to terrorism

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 00:49

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan vows to defeat terrorist organizations after officials tie the latest suicide attack in the country to Islamic State. Diane Hodges reports.

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One day a day after a suicide bomber blew up himself and four other people in central Istanbul's most popular shopping district, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said his country would not be defeated by militant organizations. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "We will never surrender to the agenda of terror. We will not lose our vision. We will defeat the terrorist organizations and the powers behind them by looking after the unity of our nation." Turkey's interior minister blamed a Turkish member of the Islamic State militant group for the bombing. On Sunday, officials canceled a soccer derby in Istanbul and evacuated the stadium due to an apparent security threat. Saturday's attack was the fourth such bombing in Turkey this year. That's left the NATO-member country on heightened alert.

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Erdogan vows no surrender to terrorism

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 00:49