It was possible to find and identify the bodies of the dead almost a day after the tragedy. Responsibility for undermining the car, in which the journalists moved, was taken over by the militants of the so-called "Islamic State". It must be recalled that responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Baghdad (hostage-taking in a shopping center) was also taken by the fighters DAISH (IG). At the same time, no statements on the network of Daesh (IG) regarding responsibility for today's terrorist act in the center of Istanbul (Turkey) will not be published.
In the profile committee of the United Nations (the committee on mass media) among the countries most dangerous for the work of journalists, in addition to Iraq they call Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan. In these countries, over the past year and a half, more than 15 journalists from various media have died.