Turkey: Foiling a Deadly Plot

Foiling a Deadly Plot

During his two-day visit to Turkey, George Bush watched whirling dervishes perform, sailed down the Bosporus and seemed calm and relaxed. That was pretty remarkable, considering that a few days earlier Turkish officials had foiled an elaborate plot to kill the U.S. President. Acting on information developed by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, police mounted a series of raids on eight safe houses in Istanbul, killing 10 people and capturing 12 others involved in the attempt.

U.S. and Turkish officials identified the conspirators as members of Dev Sol, a leftist group responsible for killing an American near the Incirlik air base, outside...

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