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PKK denies planting Istanbul bomb


The PKK, has denied being behind a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that left 32 people injured on Sunday night.

The armed militant Kurdish group has released a statement extending its ceasefire until Turkey’s general elections next June.

But the country’s EU affairs minister refused to be drawn on the PKK’s denials.

“Turkey is determine to fight against terror, but Turkey has determine to increase the individual rights of our citizens. We believe that democracy and security should be on a balanced platform,” said Egemen Bagis.

Turkey’s state news agency says the bomber used a type of explosive that has been used by the PKK and by far-left groups, including the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front,(DHKP/C).

The DHKP/C was involved in a 2001 suicide attack on a police station near the central Taksim Square in which two people were killed.

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