At least six people were killed and 53 were injured in an explosion in the center of Istanbul on Sunday afternoon.
The governor wished God’s mercy on the people who lost their lives and the people who were injured.
Emergency services were at the scene of the explosion on Istiklal Street in Beyoglu Square, and developments will be shared with the public.
The explosion might be related to terror, but it is not certain at this point, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to preliminary findings, what my governors told us, there is a smell of terror here, so it may be wrong to say this is definitely terror.
The president said that, according to preliminary information, a woman played a role in the explosion and that the Istanbul police chief and authorities in the Istanbul Governor’s office were looking at the video.
He said that he and his delegation would be departing soon for the G20 summit.
The Anadolu news agency reported that an investigation had been launched into the explosion.
Five public prosecutors have been assigned to the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office.
A large number of emergency vehicles were in the area after the blast, and at least one person received medical attention. The area was being blocked off by security services and some people could be seen fleeing the scene.
According to CNN, several people could be seen lying on the ground after the explosion.
He said he was in a store on Istiklal Street when the explosion occurred.
Several people were bleeding from their legs and arms and the extent of the injuries he saw was not clear.
There were a lot of people on Istiklal Street on Sunday. Istiklal Street is the main road leading to Taksim Square.
As police and health worker teams respond to the explosion in Istanbul, the Mayor called for assistance.
To avoid posts that may cause fear and panic, it’s important to assist the police and health teams regarding the explosion on Istiklal Street.
He said that all relevant teams are in the region. The news of the explosion was met with disbelief by the European Council President, who said: “Horrific news from Istanbul tonight. Condolences to the victims of the explosion.
“All our thoughts are with those currently responding and the people of Trkiye at this very distressing time.” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Alexander Van der Bellen expressed his sympathies to the people of Turkey and the citizens of Istanbul, as well as the families of the victims of the Beyoglu explosion.
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani expressed Italy’s sympathies to the Turkish government and people and wished a swift recovery to the injured. Our crisis unit is trying to get in touch with our people.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered his sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives in the blast. He said that the pain of the Turkish people is ours.