ANKARA, November 14. /TASS/. The terrorist attack on the central street of Istanbul, Istiklal, was carried out by a female citizen of Syria, who had been sent from the Syrian city of Kobani. She is linked with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), banned in Turkey, the Istanbul Security Department, which is investigating the act of violence, has said.
The detained Syrian citizen, Ahlam Albashir, has confessed that she is a member of the PKK, the news release reads.
The woman testified that the order to carry out the attack was given by the PKK.
The news release notes that the terrorist was detained after the police studied video files from 1,200 CCTV cameras. The woman was detained in Istanbul's Esenler district on Monday night. Police operations were also carried out at 21 addresses and 46 other suspects were detained, the release says.
As a result of the November 13 explosion on Istiklal Street in Istanbul, 6 were killed and more than 80 others injured. According to investigators, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), banned in Turkey, and its Syrian branch (People's Defense Units) were behind the attack.