Tourists walk backdropped by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, following an explosion nearby, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Terror attack strikes fear into Istanbul touristsThey came in the hope of enjoying Istanbul's sights in the relative peace of the low season. But Tuesday's suicide attack in the heart of the city's historic Sultanahmet area left tourists reeling.Some 5.4 million Germans arrived in Turkey between January and November last year.Many of the tourists still flocking to museums and kebab restaurants in the area a few hours after the attack were still in a state of shock.This is the first time in recent years that tourists have been directly targeted.
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