Knocking On Europe's Door

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LOCAL VICTIMS: His family mourns Nazmi Harmankaya, a guard at the consulate. Like most of the dead, he was Turkish

Victoria Short and her husband were going to have coffee. So the petite, fair-haired wife of the British consul general in Istanbul left the consulate and stepped across the street to buy some milk a few minutes before 11 a.m. local time last Thursday. She paused to chat with the Turkish shopkeeper, whom she had known for years. As they gazed back across the street at the 19th century building in Beyoglu, one of the city's historic neighborhoods, a green catering van sped up the narrow street and smashed into the wrought-iron gates of the consulate's walled compound. Then it blew...

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