Istanbul blast: ’47 detained’ as Turkey blames Kurdish separatists for ‘terror attack’
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on November 15, 2022
Turkish police on Monday said they have detained a Syrian woman with suspected links to Kurdish militants who confessed to planting a bomb that exploded on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul.
The Istanbul Police Department said videos from around 1,200 security cameras were reviewed, and raids were carried out at 21 locations. At least 46 other people were also detained for questioning.
A total of six people were killed, and 81 were wounded in Sunday’s explosion on Istiklal Avenue, a popular street lined with shops and restaurants that leads to the iconic Taksim Square.
Euro news reports that the suspect allegedly departed the scene in a taxi after leaving TNT-type explosives on the crowded avenue according to the police.