At the very least six folks have been killed and 53 wounded when an explosion rocked a busy pedestrian avenue in central Istanbul.
Ambulances rushed to the scene on packed Istiklal Avenue, which police rapidly cordoned off. The world within the metropolis’s Beyoglu district had been crowded with buyers, vacationers and households.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned that preliminary indicators pointed to a “terror” assault.
“It may be unsuitable if we are saying for positive that that is terror, however in line with first indicators, … there’s a odor of terror there,” Erdogan mentioned at a televised information convention.