President Recep Tayyip Ergodan said the attack "aims to set Turks against each other and deepen fault lines, but the country will not fall for this game".
Mr Ergodan made the comments in a live speech from Ankara, the first time he has publicly addressed the nation since the attack.
Bissam, a gay Iraqi man from Diyala province in Iraq stands on Mt.
Qassioun, a popular hilltop lookout over Damascus, Syria’s capital.
This work comprises photographs from three bodies of work, a continuation from , a photo reportage about Iraqi men claiming resettlement on grounds of sexuality in Damascus, Syria in 2010.
This ongoing series forms part of a long-term documentary on LGBT identity in the Middle East.
Danial, a gay man from Iran, showing the scars on his body from when he sold one of his kidneys to pay for his passage to Turkey, where he currently lives whilst applying for resettlement to a third country through the UNHCR.
Due to complications with the kidney removal, Danial suffers from several medical and psychological conditions, his hair is falling out in clumps and he has tried to commit suicide several times, the latest just a few days before this image was taken in his home.
Recent years have seen a change in public opinion, however, with the Middle Eastern country becoming more conservative.Bissam spent almost five years in Syria as a refugee before being displaced a second time, to Turkey.He spent a further two years in Turkey waiting for resettlement after having to begin the application process with the UNHCR from scratch.Earlier the private Dogan news agency said police targeted three families who arrived in Izmir about 20 days ago from Konya in central Turkey, where the gunman is thought to have been based before carrying out the attack.It said 27 people, including women and children, were taken into custody.