Seven people killed and five injured in restaurant explosion in Turkey
An explosion rocked one of the restaurants in the western Turkish city of Aydin, killing seven people and injuring five more. This was reported by the governor Huseyin Aksoy, NTV reports.
According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred during the replacement of gas cylinders, reports TRT.
Six people were injured in an explosion at a jewelry store in the southeastern city of Shanliurfa on December 4. According to the district administration, the explosion was caused by a heating boiler.
On November 13, there was an explosion on the popular Istiklal Street in Istanbul. Six people were killed and about 80 injured, including three Russians. The Turkish authorities treated the incident as a terrorist attack.
Fifty people have been detained on suspicion of involvement in the crime, including Syrian citizen Alam Al-Bashir – authorities believe she was the one who left the bomb on Istiklal Street and detonated it. Police claim that Al-Bashir is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey. The PKK denies any involvement in the attack.