WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday evening, three suicide blasts rocked the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk international airport, leaving at least 41 dead and 239 injured.
"The despicable attack at Istanbul’s international airport yesterday that killed dozens and injured many more, certainly bears the hallmarks of ISIL’s [Daesh] depravity," Brennan stated at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Following the blasts, the Istanbul airport was totally evacuated and closed. Hundreds of flights were canceled. However, Yildirim, who attended the scene of events, said later that the airport had resumed its air traffic in a normal mode. Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot canceled flights to and from Istanbul's Ataturk international airport on Wednesday.