First arrests after the Istanbul attack

Turkey arrests Istanbul attack suspect, accuses groups Kurds to be your organization


Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced Monday morning. that the alleged perpetrator of Sunday's attack on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul has been arrested and interrogated.

She has been identified as Ahlam al-Bashir, a Syrian citizen. Other 45 people were arrested in connection with the attack, which left six dead and more than 80 Wounded.

The identities of the deceased have already been made public, all of whom have been made public. Turkish nationality, including a nine-year-old girl. At noon this Monday, of the81 injured, 55 were discharged, while 26 remain hospitalized: five in intensive care, including two in critical condition.

Although at first the possibility that it was a Suicide bombing, the investigation now ends with a woman who placed a explosive package next to a pot in a busy area of the city, the Istiklal Avenue.

"A woman sits on one of the benches for more than 40 minutes, then Pick up and after a minute or two there is an explosion," the minister said. Justice, Bekir Bozdag.

Images of the arrest were also released, showing the alleged suspect. perpetrator reduced by heavily armed officers to the top floor of a Small and modest apartment.

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