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    Turkish authorities on Wednesday refused RIA Novosti correspondent Dmitry Vinogradov entry to the country on assignment to cover the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul airport.

    ISTANBUL (Sputnik) — According to Vinogradov, he was stopped while passing passport control and informed that his name was on a list of persons barred from entering the country.

    No further explanations were given. Vinogradov will fly back to Moscow on Thursday.

    On Tuesday evening, three suicide blasts rocked the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk international airport, leaving at least 41 dead and 239 injured.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that three suicide bombers participated in the attack. Initial indications suggest that Daesh is responsible for the terrorist attack, though the investigation is still underway.

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