The man who left the bomb in the center of Istanbul was detained by the Security Department, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, TurkicWorld reports citing Turkish media.
"The person who caused the incident and left the bomb was detained by the Istanbul Security Department. Before that, about 21 more people were detained. I am especially grateful to my comrades who have made efforts in this regard," Soylu said.
The minister added that according to estimates, the order to carry out the attack came from the city of Kobani, and the perpetrator of the attack came from the city of Afrin, which are located in Syria.