DNA testing identifies Turkey bomber as ISIS fighter Mehmet Ozturk

DNA testing done in Turkey on Sunday confirmed that the terrorist who committed the deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul the previous day was Mehmet Ozturk, who reportedly had ties to the Islamic State, Turkish news agency Doğan reported.


Turkish authorities took DNA samples from Ozturk's family and compared it to remains found at the site of the bombing.


Ozturk, a Turkish national, was born in 1992 in the city of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey.


Earlier, Turkish media reported that Ozturk, who was known to Turkish security forces as a member of ISIS, was among the main suspects in the attack.



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