1,386. 11/15/1998

“In November 1998, the intelligence community obtained information that the Turkish Kaplancilar, an Islamic extremist group, had planned a suicide attack to coincide with celebrations marking the death of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. The conspirators, who were arrested, planned to crash an airplane packed with explosives into Ataturk’s tomb during a ceremony. The Turkish press said the group collaborated with bin Laden, and the FBI’s New York Office included this incident in a bin Laden database.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 191

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