Another week, another bombing in Istanbul.
The blast at Sabiha Gokcen, the city's second airport and located on its Asian side, occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. local time, budget carrier Pegasus said, fatally wounding a cleaner on one of its planes.If you've been to Istanbul, you probably haven't been to Sabiha Gokcen: the airport serves regional Turkish cities so unless you used Istanbul as your base of operations for more Turkish destinations (or flew between Istanbul and Ankara) you never visted the airport or flew its biggest client, Pegasus airline.
The airport's owner, Malaysia Airports, referred to more than one explosion "at the tarmac area", adding that normal flight operations had resumed by 4 a.m. local time.
Still, coming on the heels of the metro station bombing earlier this December, it's not looking particularly friendly in Istanbul these days. As often happens in areas dealing with violent Muslims, your canary in the coal mine is always the Jews.