Turkey Accuses Blacklisted Kurdish Group Of Istanbul Attack

Turkey’s interior minister accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK of responsibility for a bombing in a busy Istanbul street that killed six people and wounded scores, saying more than 20 people have been arrested.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in the Indonesian resort island of Bali for a G20 summit of the world’s leading economies shortly after his government accused the PKK of being behind Sunday’s blast, which wounded 81.

He had called the bombing a “vile attack” before leaving for the summit and said it had a “smell of terror.”

The explosion tore through Istiklal Street, a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, No individual or group has claimed the attack.