News ID: 109138
Publish Date : 19 November 2022 - 21:33

Bulgaria Charges Five With Helping Istanbul Bombing Suspect

SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria has charged five people with helping one of the suspects in last weekend’s bombing in central Istanbul which killed six people, prosecutors said on Saturday. Turkey on Friday jailed 17 people over last Sunday’s blast, which Ankara has blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) it designates as a “terror group.” The victims include two girls aged nine and 15. “Five people have been charged” over their “logistical” help to one of the suspects to flee, Siyka Mileva, a spokeswoman for the Sofia prosecutor’s office said. Local television channels said three of the people charged in Bulgaria were from Moldova and a fourth was from an unspecified Arab country.