Germany sends specialist investigators to Turkey
ISTANBUL - The Associated Press
Turkish police officers stand guard near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet on January 13, 2016, a day after an attack. AFP PhotoGermany has sent a team of specialist investigators to Istanbul following the Jan. 12 blast in the city's historic Sultanahmet Square where 10 Germans were killed when an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-linked suicide bomber blew himself up.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says the investigators flew to the Turkish metropolis on Jan. 13.
Johannes Dimroth said the specialists from Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, which is comparable to the FBI, would support Turkish authorities investigating the attack.
Asked whether Germany believes that ISIL is responsible for the attack, he said it was "too early to engage in wild speculation."