“A total of 26 people including the owner of the vehicle thought to have been brought from Derik district in Mardin province have been detained,” the statement said. There was no claim of responsibility. Sanliurfa governor Gungor Azim Tuna was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu agency that the attack was carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.
The PKK, designated a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the European Union and the United States, launched an armed separatist insurgency in 1984 and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict. A ceasefire between the PKK and the state broke down in July 2015 and thousands have been killed in conflict since then.
Source: Indian Express