Ali Yerlikaya

One person killed and 2 assailants shot dead during an attack on a Turkish courthouse

One person died and two assailants were fatally shot in an attack on a courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday, Turkish officials said.

The attackers, a man and woman, were killed during an "attempt to attack" a security checkpoint at the Caglayan courthouse, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya posted on social media.

Islamic State group claims responsibility for an attack on an Istanbul church

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Roman Catholic church in Istanbul during a Sunday Mass that killed one person.

The extremist group said in a statement late Sunday that it "attacked a gathering of Christian unbelievers during their polytheistic ceremony" inside the Santa Maria Church in the Buyukdere neighborhood in Istanbul.