Turkey: Police arrest 46 over Istanbul bombing

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Turkish police have arrested 46 people over the explosion in central Istanbul that left at least eight people dead and 81 others wounded, Istanbul police have said. Interior minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters on Monday that the suspects included the ‘person who left the bomb that caused the explosion’ on the busy Istiklal Avenue in Turkey’s largest city. … Soylu blamed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for Sunday’s blast, in the popular shopping and tourism spot, saying: ‘Our assessment is that the order for the deadly terror attack came from Ain al-Arab [Kobane] in northern Syria,’ where he said the group has its Syrian headquarters. … No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.” (11/14/22)