Armed group Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) has claimed responsibility for a recent suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 11 people.
The TAK, which is seen as a splinter group of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), said Tuesday’s attack was revenge for Turkish army operations in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern region.
In an online statement on Friday, TAK said the attack was a suicide bombing.
The group also repeated a warning that foreign tourists should not visit Turkey for their own safety.
The car bomb destroyed a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor’s office.