Weapons found in Izmir after bombing suggest larger attack planned - Turkish deputy PM
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak has said a much larger attack was averted, based on the weapons found at the scene of a car bombing in the western city of Izmir on Thursday. Kaynak insisted the attack, which the local governor said was thought to have been carried out by Kurdish militants, would not stop Turkey's military involvement in Syria and Iraq. Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer and a court employee, officials said. The local governor said the arms included Kalashnikov rifles, hand grenades and ammunition for rocket-propelled grenade launchers.