Turkey Blames Kurdish Militants For Deadly Explosion

Kurdistan Workers Party denies involvement
TOPSHOT - Pedestrians walk through Istiklal street in Istanbul, adorned all along with Turkish national flags on November 14, 2022 one day after a bomb killed six people in the busy central shopping street of the Turkish capital. - Turkey's interior minister accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on November 14, of responsibility for a bombing in a busy Istanbul street that killed six people and wounded scores, saying more than 20 people have been arrested. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • On Monday, Turkey blamed Kurdish militants for carrying out an attack that killed six people and wounded 81 others in an explosion in Istanbul.
  • Police detained 47 people, including a Syrian woman who is suspected of planting the bomb.
  • The government said the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG (a wing of the PKK) are responsible for the attack.
  • PKK has denied involvement and no group has claimed responsibility.

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