Istanbul explosion: ‘At least 10 dead’ in Sultanahmet Square

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion in a central square in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul.

Istanbul’s governor’s office says at least 10 people have been killed and 15 injured in Sultanahmet Square, close to the major tourist attractions of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

Witnesses and a police officer reported seeing body parts after the blast

  • Xavier

    Turkey imposes ban on news coverage of blast in Istanbul tourist area – @mustafa__bag

  • canminuteman

    I guess they aren’t sucking up to ISIS as much as ISIS would like. This is going to be interesting. I can easily see Turkey becoming a failed state, then The caliphate will but right up against Europe. At this point any attempts to make Turkey part of the stop. If they don’t it’s time for Europeans to go to war against the EU

  • marty_p

    Let’s see if the same standards of response that the world applies to Israel are applied to Turkey. After all, the world holds Turkey up as an example of “see there is a Muslim democratic state in the world….while telling Israel “As a democracy we hold you to a higher standard”.

  • Xavier

    In light of the many highly publicized terrorist attacks recently, anyone vacationing in an Islamic country has to be willfully ignorant.

    • Blacksmith

      Yeah there are easier ways to suicide.

  • Barrington Minge

    “ere, Abdul…looks like a turd”
    “No Kemal, it’s the remains of a mooslim”
    “Yeah, that’s what I meant”.

  • ontario john

    CNN is reporting that the suicide bomber is from Syria. I’m glad we are only getting the good Syrians here in Sunny Ways Canada. The government has promised us that all refugees go through an intensive 45 minute interview. And today marks the celebration of the ten thousand mark for the number of muslim refugees coming to Canada. But don’t worry, the immigration minister has promised that he will bring in 35 thousand by the end of the year.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Blow up the Hagia Sophia the next time. After all it was built as a Christian church. That would be pretty funny.

  • Mannie

    It sounds like some people became Good Turks.

  • Physics grad

    Its OK when muslims are killing muslims, as long as we lock them out of our country

  • tom_billesley

    The target was tourists. Ten dead and six wounded are German tourists. Another headache for Mutti: it isn’t islamophobia when they’re killing you. Turkish tourism industry going the same way as Egypt’s.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At the risk of becoming repetitious, why vacation in Turkey when you can go here and enjoy this?