A Deadly Explosion in Istanbul Killed at Least 6 People and Injured 53


  • A deadly explosion killed at least 6 people and injured 53 in Istanbul on Saturday, officials said. 
  • Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wished “God’s mercy” on those killed and injured.
  • Istanbul’s governor said that “developments” will be shared with the public later.

At least 6 people were killed and 53 were injured on Sunday after an explosion in Istanbul, according to reports.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a tweet that the government is investigating who was behind the attack.

Erdogan said on Twitter that he wishes, “God’s mercy on our brothers who died in the bomb attack on Istiklal Street, patience for their relatives, and a speedy recovery to our wounded.” 

Erdogan also released a statement that did not name who was responsible for the attack as of Sunday, according to ABC.

The explosion happened on Istanbul’s Taksim Istiklal Street, which has now been sealed off by security forces, according to ABC.

Governor of Istanbul Ali Yerlikaya said in a tweet that the wounded are “being treated” and that “developments will be shared with the public” later.


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