Turkey – Interior Minister, Istanbul Mayor visit Taksim Square after the blast
Title: Turkey – Interior Minister, Istanbul Mayor visit Taksim Square after the blast
Location: Istiklal Street – Istanbul – Turkey
Source: A24 Istanbul
Restriction: A24 subscribers
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Istanbul Mayor Akramoglu visited Taksim Square to follow up on the situation after the explosion that occurred on Istiklal Street in Istanbul, which left at least 6 dead and 53 wounded.
Turkish forces arrested a woman accused of committing the bombing.
“Elements trying to undermine the Turkish state will not achieve their goal, we will expose the perpetrators of the bombing and they will be punished, terrorism will not achieve its goal,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised speech after the bombing.
Speaking to A24, a tourist who witnessed the blast in Taksim Square described the scene as terrifying.
- Shots of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Oglu’s visit to Taksim Square
- Shots of Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu’s visit to the square
- Shots of the Minister of the Interior with the citizens
- Soundbite (A Lebanese tourist who witnessed the explosion):
“It was an indescribable feeling. We were shopping here yesterday and suddenly we heard a loud explosion, so we ran to restaurants nearby. The sound was very strong and we were shocked.”