the alleged perpetrator and 21 other people arrested



Attack in Turkey – Photo by Ansa Foto

The woman responsible for the attack in Istanbul’s shopping street was arrested along with 21 other people. She is of Syrian nationality and is called Ahlam Albashir.

The six people who lost their lives in the attack, which took place on Istikal Street in the Taksim neighborhood on the European side, are all Turks. This was announced by the prefect of the city Ali Yerlikaya, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims. Among the dead are a mother and daughter, a father and daughter, a married couple and one other person. Of a total of 81 injured, 50 have been discharged from hospital, while 31 are still hospitalized in serious condition, he added.

Istanbul attack: the reconstruction of the case

Health workers and the police responded to the scene. From the videos that appeared on social media, it appears that a suspicious bag filled with explosives has been planted. Security forces analyze footage from CCTV cameras to piece together the exact dynamics of the story.

Burst: bomb attack in Istanbul’s istiklal street. The video captures a moment of terror pic.twitter.com/yS79Sa6NmC

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“No attack can break Turkey’s resolve and resilience,” Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyo Erdogan, wrote on Twitter. “I wish God’s mercy to our brothers who lost their lives in the explosion and a speedy recovery to the injured. The event is examined in several ways and will reveal itself in all its dimensions”.

The Turkish President, even before the woman’s arrest, had spoken of a terrorist attack: “Perhaps it would be wrong to say that it is terrorism, but the first developments, the first information that my governor The data tells me that there is a smell of terrorism here”.

The Prosecutor: “No one should doubt that the perpetrators will be caught”

The Istanbul prosecutor’s office has opened a “judicial investigation into the explosion. Eight prosecutors have been appointed for the effective conduct of the investigation and two deputy public prosecutors. No one should doubt that our security forces will detect and capture the perpetrator or perpetrators in a short period of time and that all aspects of the incident will be clarified as a result of the investigation”. Thus on Twitter the Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bazdag. “I wish God’s mercy to those who lost their lives in the explosion that occurred in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, my condolences to their loved ones, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”

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