A suicide bomber acting on behalf of the Islamic state was between 12 and 14 years old when he carried out an attack the killed at least 51 and injured 69.
According to USA, the bombing late Saturday in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s border with Syria.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that ISIS either had an organization in Gaziantep or “was attempting to make room for itself”.
“Many intensive operations were conducted, are being conducted. Of course our security forces will be conducting these operations with even greater intensity,” he said.
The US state department issued a statement condemning the attack saying, “We stand by our ally and partner Turkey and reaffirm our commitment to defeating the common threat of terrorism.”