Tourists travelling to Istanbul have been warned to remain alert after Marxist group claims Istanbul bombing following a female suicide bomber blowing herself up last week killing a policeman.
The woman entered the police station in Sultanahmet a very popular part of the city close to the famous Blue Mosque and detonated her device killing one policeman and injuring another. After speculation about who is behind this attack, the DHKP-C a banned Marxist group claims Istanbul bombing after posting a message on its website to that effect.
The DHKP-C or Revolutionary Peoples Liberation Front is known to the Turkish authorities since the 1980s where it carried out a string of assassinations and bombings against what it called “government corruption”.
Only last week it claimed responsibility for a grenade attack in Istanbul which fortunately claimed no injuries.
The suicide bombing was undertaken it says “because the State is protecting “corrupt” ministers loyal to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”
it seems Turkey is facing challenges from numerous domestic terrorist groups and whilst the UK government is not currently recommending tourists should boycott visiting Turkey, visitors are reminded to remain vigilant at all times during this current period.