Confirm explosion at the U.S. Embassy. Appropriate measures were taken. Thanks to TNP for quick action.
— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) February 1, 2013
Fran Townsend on today’s fatal suicide bombing at the U.S. embassy in Turkey: “This was not…thrown together at the last minute”:
AP reports that Ankara blames “a domestic left-wing militant group” for the blast. Regardless, this event is beyond fluid (and, as with anything involving Turkish political affairs, mercurial) so grain-of-salt caveats apply as wheat is sifted from chaff.
BREAKING: White House spokesman Jay Carney calls US Embassy attack in Turkey ‘an act of terror’ -BW
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2013
After the jump, a Storified tick-tock of the bombing, primarily in Turkish but with ample visuals to help bridge any language barrier (h/t).