A city bus stopped abruptly after a few passengers found a suspicious package near Sefaköy district in Istanbul today.
The driver checked the package and saw some cables in it.
He calmly took up the package and threw it outside of the bus, in front of a big shopping mall.
...and the package exploded.
The police explained that it was a blast bomb, presumably prepared by the PKK.
I've just read this story on Hürriyet's website. There are hilarious comments by the readers. Two of them are enough to summarize it all:
* Year 1996, London: They said that that there was a blast bomb in a bus. The police arrived in quickly and neutralized the bomb in five hours. Year 2011, Istanbul: A bus driver neutralized the bomb in twenty minutes by throwing it out. What an advanced society we Turks are!..
* PKK militants are hanging around, putting bombs, and this government is negotiating with the terrorists while they know it. Who will resign and when? Will they still be playing three monkeys after real PKK bombs begin to explode in cities, following the imminent start of a cross-border operation in Iraq by the Turkish army?