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Turkish police release footage of blast suspect arrest

STORY: Turkey's government blamed Kurdish militants for the blast, and said police had detained 22 suspects, including the person who had planted the bomb.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the order for the attack on Istiklal Avenue was given in Kobani, a city in northern Syria, where Turkish forces have carried out operations against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in recent years.

Soylu added that the bomber had passed through Afrin, another region in northern Syria.

Police footage showed female suspect being detained in an apartment building and taken away to police station for further investigation.