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    Turkish Blast That Killed 50 ‘Carried Out By Child’

    Was the bomber an innocent? President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed ISIS for allegedly sending a 12-to-14-year-old child to target a wedding late Saturday, killing 50 and injuring 90 in Gaziantep, near the Syrian border. There have been no claims of responsibility, but ISIS was likely angered by Turkey’s pledge to step up Syrian intervention. The country’s still recovering from last month’s attempted coup, and its prime minister said Syria’s future can’t include its president, Bashar Assad, ISIS, or Kurds who are also fighting for Turkish territory.

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