Ozturk, born in 1992, was identified by DNA test, comparing samples from the scene of attack with DNA taken from his relatives, reports "Interfax". Brother Ozturk was detained within the investigation of the terrorist act.
According to the father of Mehmet, the future bomber imbued with the ideology of the "Islamic state", in 2013 he was lost and was away for awhile, and last appeared three months ago.
Just on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack arrested five people, said Sunday the interior Minister of Turkey. He said that in some regions of the country security measures are strengthened, and called for renewed international cooperation, reports Reuters.
The victims of the bombing a terrorist on the eve on the pedestrian street of Istiklal in Central Istanbul, have become four. Injured 39 people. Three of the victims were Israeli citizens. NEWSru Israel calls the names of the victims: this is the song Damri (60), Jonathan Schur (40), Abraham Goldman (69), and the citizen of Iran Ali Riza Kalman. Two Israelis also have been a U.S. citizen.
Among the wounded, according to Ministry of health and the Ministry of internal Affairs of Turkey, alien 24: 11 Israelis, and citizens of Iran, Ireland, UAE and Germany. Nine people received minor injuries, already discharged from the hospital.