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Turkey Blames Kurdish Militant PKK for Istanbul Bomb Attack

  • Minister chides US for supporting affiliate PYD in Syria
  • PKK considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, US, EU
Forensics officers work at the scene of the explosion in Istanbul, on Nov. 13.

Forensics officers work at the scene of the explosion in Istanbul, on Nov. 13.

Photographer: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images
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Turkey said Kurdish militant group PKK and its US-backed affiliates in Syria were behind a Sunday bomb attack in Istanbul’s popular tourist district that left at least six people dead and 81 wounded, identifying the captured bomber suspect as a Syrian national.