This information is contained in a note published on 14 November on the official website of the Presidency of the Republic: "The President of the Republic condemned the attack that took place yesterday, 13 November, in Istanbul and sent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a message of condolence and solidarity with the Turkish people and the families of the victims of the vile and barbaric attack perpetrated, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured," the note reads.

Turkey's authorities blame the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for Sunday's attack, which left at least six dead and more than 80 injured. Turkish police announced on 14 November that the prime suspect in the Istanbul bombing is a Syrian national who reportedly received orders from the PKK in Kobane, Syria, to place the bomb. The PKK, banned on Turkish territory, is one of Turkey's main targets in the border area with Iraq and Syria.