VIOLENCE exploded in Turkey this morning as terrorists targeted police and military across the country and the American consulate building in Istanbul came under fire.
Four police officers are believed dead in a blast in the south-east of the country, while a soldier was killed nearby when a helicopter was shot at by Kurdish militants.
It comes just two weeks after Turkey launched a “synchronised war on terror”, which included air strikes on Islamic State and Kurds in Syria.
Since then it has been on a high alert to terror attacks.
Istanbul was first targeted in the early hours of Monday when a car bomb planted outside a police station exploded, injuring at least 10 people.