Islamic State Carries the War Into the Heart of Turkey

Tuesday's Istanbul attack differs from past attacks: It was motivated by nationalism, not sectarian or ethnic concerns. Turkey now finds itself hemmed in on three violent sides and one heavily weighing diplomatic front.

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Sultanamet Square and its surroundings are one of the most popular tourist magnets in Istanbul. A short distance sway is the ancient covered market, the magnificent Blue Mosque and hundreds of shops and...