A bomb hidden in a garbage can exploded near an Istanbul bus stop Friday, killing one person and injuring 13 others, police said.
The blast occurred in the Kocamustafapasa district. A police official, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said authorities suspect that autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels may have been behind the blast.
Turkey bars civil servants from speaking to journalists without prior authorization.
Video footage broadcast on CNN-Turk television showed debris scattered across a residential street, covering the sidewalk and parked cars.
Police carrying submachine guns tried to keep crowds of people from the site. A bomb disposal expert wearing protective gear checked nearby garbage cans.