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Turkey has said a 24-year-old woman affilaited with the Kurdish militias was the suicide bomber who killed 37 people in a blast in Ankara on Sunday March 13.

Seher Cagla Demir, a Turkish citizen, joined the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in 2013 and then travelled to Syria to flght alongsie the Kurish YPG milita there.

"Preliminary findings show that the identity of the offender is Seher Cagla Demir. This information is near certain, but the investigation continues," Turkish daily Sozcuquoted a police officer as saying, according to Sputnik News.

The suicie bomber's identity was established through analysis of "scrap parts of the body and fingerprints."

Demir was on trial for PKK membership and spreading terrorist propaganda, according to the local media. As per government records, Demir was registered in Turkey's eastern province of Kars's Kagizman district.

According to Hurriyet Daily News, Demir's father ha said he would not attend his daughter's funeral if she turned out to be the bomber.

Turkey intensified its crackdown on PKK following the latest bombing and arrsted more than 200 suspects in nation-wide raids.

Sunday's blast rocked an area that houses the Justice and Interior ministry buildings and a top courthouse. It was heard several kilometers away.

The suicide attacker had driven up to the Guven Park in the administrative heart of the city in Kizilay district in a BMW car, officials said.

The explosives-laden car hit a bus carrying some 20 people at a major transport hub, reducing the area into a pile of wreckage.

In February, an attack on a military bus in the city centre had killed 28 people. The bomb attack was claimed by the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), a Kurdish militant group affiliated to the PKK.

In October a suicide attack on a peace rally had killed more than 100 people in Ankara.

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