Istanbul attack. The bomber is Syrian and acted for the PKK, police say

An attack killed six people and injured more than 80 in the heart of Istanbul on Sunday, November 13. Turkish police announce that the young woman arrested after the attack is of Syrian nationality.

The young woman arrested and accused of having planted the bomb which killed six people on Sunday November 13 in Istanbul is of Syrian nationality and has admitted the facts, announced the Turkish police quoted by local media.

According to the police, she admitted acting on the orders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and receiving instructions in Kobani in northeastern Syria.

46 people arrested

The young woman was arrested with several other suspects in an apartment in Kucukcekmece, on the outskirts of Istanbul.

According to Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, the suspect was about to “flee to Greece”.

Süleyman Soylu, who visited the scene of the carnage again on Monday, announced that 46 people have now been arrested, the day after the attack which hit Istiklal Street, one of the busiest arteries in Istanbul. , in the middle of Sunday afternoon.

“Operations are continuing” to arrest other suspects, Soylu said.

“They wanted to send us a message, we received it and we will respond to it in the strongest possible way,” he said.

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