According to the version put forward by experts invited by US TV channel, CNN, the Instanbul terrorists could have been testing the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United States, as Atatürk airport, uses the same security system as in many American airports.
“The EU supports the people of Turkey, we are with them with all our hearts,” said the EU High Commisioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, on June 29.
US President Barack Obama was informed about the explosion at the airport Atatürk in Istanbul.
The staff of Brussels Airport, where on March 22, a suicide attack killed 32 people and injured 34, expressed their support. “Our thoughts are with the victims of the attack at the airport in Istanbul. We wish them, their families and all the airport staff strength and courage,” was posted on the airport Twitter in the Belgian capital.
According to recent reports, 28 people were killed and 60 were injured, several critically, in three explosions at the Atatürk airport in Istanbul, which occurred at about 10 pm local time. Two explosions were heard at the entrance of the departures area of the international terminal, and one in the Parking lot. According to witnesses, the attack was carried out by suicide bombers. Two blew themselves up and a third fired shots from a Kalishnikov at people at the entrance to the terminal, and then blew himself up.