TURKISH AUTHORITIES HAVE IMPOSED A BLACKOUT ON THE DISTRIBUTION INSIDE TURKEY OF ANY MATERIAL CONCERNING THE AFTERMATH AND INVESTIGATION OF THE EXPLOSIONS AT ISTANBUL'S ATATURK AIRPORT.
THE BAN INCLUDES 'IMAGES THAT CAN LEAD TO FEAR, PANIC, CHAOS, HELPS THE AIM OF TERROR ORGANISATIONS, SHOWS THE MOMENT OF THE EXPLOSION, ITS AFTERMATH, ANYONE DEAD OR INJURED OR ANYTHING THAT WILL IMPEDE THE INVESTIGATION INCLUDING NAMING SUSPECTS.'
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Istanbul, Turkey - 1 July, 2016
1. Pan of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeting his supporters at the opening ceremony of Fethiye - Hasan Gumusdag Mosque in Istanbul
"You have seen what happened at the airport lately. Most probably (the responsible one) is Daesh (Arabic acronym for Islamic State group). Those (IS militants) say that they have done it (the attack) in the name of Islam. "They have no connection to Islam. Their place is in hell."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeated that the Islamic State group "most probably" was behind the Istanbul airport attack, adding that its militants would end up "in hell."
Speaking in Istanbul following Friday prayers, Erdogan said the extremist group claims to carry out acts in the name of Islam, but said it has nothing to do with the religion.
Tuesday's attack which was carried out by three suicide bombers, killed 44 and injured hundreds.
Thirteen people, suspected of possible links to the attack, were detained in raids in three Istanbul neighborhoods on Thursday, officials said.
Haber Turk newspaper said on its online edition that 11 more suspects, all of them foreign nationals, were detained in a separate raid on a house in Istanbul early on Friday. A government official in Istanbul could not immediately confirm the report.