Istanbul: Six dead, dozens wounded in Turkey explosion
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on November 14, 2022
At least six people have been killed and 81 wounded in an explosion in a busy area of central Istanbul, Turkish authorities have said.
The blast happened at about 16:20 local time on a shopping street in the Taksim Square area, the Turkish city’s governor Ali Yerlikaya said.
A suspect has now been arrested, the interior minister said.
Vice-President Fuat Oktay earlier said the blast was thought to be a terrorist attack carried out by a woman.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the perpetrators would be punished.