A car bomb which blew up on Friday morning in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir has been claimed by the Islamic State through Amaq Agency.
The bombing killed nine people and wounded more than 100, according to Turkish officials.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was otherwise quick to blame the bombing on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) following the arrests of 11 Kurdish lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) overnight.
The Islamic State suicide bombing came just one day after ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his followers to attack Turkey in a rare audio speech.
Last month, Turkish-backed Syrian rebels ousted ISIS from its last villages along the border with Syria during a major military campaign dubbed ‘Operation Euphrates Shield’.
Less than 12 months ago, Turkey was otherwise rumoured to have bought oil from the Islamic State at ultra low black market prices.