Strong explosion in the center of Istanbul – several injured

Dead and injured on the pedestrian zone

Strong explosion in the center of Istanbul

In Istanbul, there was an explosion in the busy city center. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter that there had been injuries and deaths. The city is urging people to avoid the area.

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Explosions occurred in the center of Istanbul for unknown reasons. There were several injured.

According to Turkish media reports, a powerful explosion occurred in the center of Istanbul around 16:20 (local time) on Sunday afternoon. There were many people at the scene of the explosion. “There are dead and injured,” Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlakaya (54) wrote on Twitter. The Turkish Rt√ľk radio authority had a temporary ban on broadcasting to avoid panic and fear among the population.

The explosion occurred on Istiklal Street. This street is the tourist center of the European part of the Turkish capital. It is a popular shopping mile. After the explosion, the street was closed and shops closed. The rescue operation is still ongoing.

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