World Bulletin / News Desk
The Ankara Governor's Office stated that six kg of TNT explosives caused the blast at the US Embassy in Ankara.
The Office said that nearly six kg of TNT explosives were set off by pushing a button with an electronic mechanism in the blast.
A suicide blast on Friday at a checkpoint outside the US Embassy compound killed the bomber and a security guard, while wounding a Turkish journalist.
The office noted that the suicide bomber also set off a hand grenade with him.
He was identified as a member of the DHKP-C terrorist organization who had earlier been arrested after an attack on the Istanbul Security Department and Sisli Harbiye soldier's club with a flame thrower in 1997, and had then escaped to a foreign country after his release, said the office.
It added that the suicide bomber was identified by his family from his photos, however, his exact identity would be determined after a DNA test.
The bomber has been wanted on charges of attempting to change the constitutional order and riot of convicts and suspects, it noted.
Israel has not yet allowed construction materials into the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz met with Venezuelan Transport Minister Haiman El Troudi.
Turkey's new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has formed a new government on his first day on the job.
Turkish dailies' front pages cover Erdogan's presidential ceremony and Turkish football clubs in European challenges.
Turkey's strong economic performance over the last decade has enabled Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his rule with the presidency.
"Today, Turkey has been born from the ashes, the building and fixing process for a new Turkey has gained strength," newly elected Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the presidential oath on Thursday after stepping down as Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Today's newspapers cover Turkey's ruling AK party's congress to elect a new party chairman, and Erdogan's handing over the AK Party leadership to Davutoglu.
The U.S. administration designated Charge D'affaires to Ankara to participate the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Erdogan.
Erdogan said he would ask incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government on Thursday and a new cabinet of ministers would be announced the following day.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday, bringing 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks to a halt in the blockaded coastal enclave.
Today’s newspapers cover Turkey’s ruling AK party’s congress to elect a new party chairman, and thousands of Turks forming what is hoped to be the world’s largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
It is not yet clear who he will be meeting during his stay, but there are believed to be no plans for him to meet Turkish Foreign Minister-turned-Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The nation recorded 162,445 medical tourists by the end of the first half of 2014.
At least 100 people are arriving from Iraq each day, many of them smuggled across the border by locals, sometimes paying up to $1,000 per family.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it is coordinating with Turkish authorities to find the workers, kidnapped by militants on Monday.