Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his wife Sare Davutoglu on Wednesday visited the scene of suicide bombing at historic Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul where 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured in a terror attack carried out by a DAESH terrorist.
Several Turkish government officials including Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala and his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere accompanied Davutoglu while he was laying carnations in order to pay his respects to victims of the bombing.
A suicide bombing on Tuesday hit Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet Square killing ten civilians and injuring 15 others.
The bomber was identified as Syrian citizen Nabil Fadli who was found affiliated with DEASH terrorist group.
Speaking at joint press conference with his German counterpart before the visit, Turkish Interior Minister Ala said that the bomber had registered with Turkish immigration authorities but was not on any list of known terror suspects.
According to local Turkish media reports, the bomber Nabil Fadli entered Turkey from Syria on Jan. 5, 2016. The fingerprints that were taken at Fadli’s entrance helped the security officers determining the attacker’s identity.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said at the press conference that “there was no indications that the attack was explicitly targeting Germans.”
De Maiziere also added that he saw no reason for people to change plans to travel to Turkey following the attack.