A banned Marxist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Istanbul, Turkey carried out by a woman on Tuesday. The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (called DHKP-C in Turkish) claims it was targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government.
The DHKP-C believes the Turkish government is protecting corrupt officials close to Mr Erdogan. The president, who was previously prime minister and has run Turkey since 2003, has become increasingly authoritarian in recent years.
Suicide bombings have been part of the DHKP-C arsenal since 2001 and the group has also claimed responsibility for a man who threw grenades at Turkish police last week.