Tourism is one of Turkey's most important industries. But the surge in terrorist attacks in the country is scaring visitors away. Bookings have declined drastically since the beginning of the year.
The Uzbek national has confessed to firing indiscriminately at a crowd of revelers at a famous nightclub in Istanbul. He claimed a Russian operative of the "Islamic State" militant group ordered him to commit the attack.
German police have carried out nine raids in connection with an investigation into Berlin's Islamist scene and last December's Christmas market attack. Some suspects are thought to have joined the "Islamic State."
The "one-armed" warlord suspected of organizing the airport attack that left 46 people dead "blew himself up," according to Georgian officials. The Chechen militant was considered a key extremist recruiter in Europe.
The number of jailed journalists has hit a historic high for the second consecutive year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' press freedom snapshot. China and Egypt join Turkey as the worst offenders.
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