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ISIS Responsible For Istanbul Suicide Bombing, Turkish Official Says

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 20/03/2016 Chloe Angyal

Turkey has identified the suicide bomber behind Saturday's attack in Istanbul as a member of Islamic State born in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said on Sunday.

"We have determined that Mehmet Ozturk, born in 1992 in Gaziantep, has carried out the heinous attack on Saturday in Istanbul. It has been established that he is a member of Daesh," Ala told a news conference broadcast live on television.

Daesh is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

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