Turkey could be the next target for
a series of 9/11 style terrorist attacks, according to published
reports from Ankara. Government officials concede they've met to
beef up airport security in the face of this new threat.
The Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet quotes intelligence sources
who say members of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda organization are
planning to hijack airliners and use them as guided weapons of mass
The newspaper also reports government officials in Ankara have
raised the level of security at the nation's airports from level
"yellow" to level "red."
Turkish security forces have been watchful for more attacks
after a series of suicide bombings last November. Two synagogues,
the British consulate and a British-owned bank were targeted by
suspected members of al Qaeda. Sixty-three people were killed in