MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, a female suicide bomber blew herself up at the Grand Mosque in the western city of Bursa on Wednesday, injuring 13 people.
In a statement published by the group on Sunday, it claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that the perpetrator blew herself up before reaching her target.
Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala said Thursday that 15 people were arrested in relation to the attack.
Relations between Ankara and the Kurds, both inside the country and in neighboring Syria and Iraq, have been progressively worsening. Ankara has been carrying out a campaign against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which seeks to create a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey and Iraq.