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Suspects face terror charges over Istanbul bombing

Sixteen people with suspected links to last week's suicide bombing in Istanbul have gone before a court to be officially charged. Ten Germans were killed and several wounded in the attack.

Sixteen of 17 people arrested in connection with last week's blast in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet neighborhood went before a Turkish court on Sunday to face charges, state media Anatolia Agency reported.

Prosecutors are charging the 16 suspects with "being a member of a terrorist organization."

Another individual under the age of 18 is still being processed by the prosecutor's office.

Turkish and German authorities say the suicide bomber was a Syrian affiliated with the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) group. The terror organization has not yet claimed responsibility.

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