Published: 2022-11-13 18:34
Last Updated: 2022-12-01 21:02
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called on Jordanian citizens residing in Istanbul to take the utmost care and caution, and to abide by the instructions issued by the Turkish authorities.
The ministry added that those who may be in need of assistance, they can call the emergency line of the Jordanian Embassy in Ankara at (00905384419586), the Ministry's Operations Center at (00962795497777), or through email ([email protected]).
According to Istanbul's Governor, several were reported dead and many injured after an explosion occurred in the Taksim area in Istanbul.
The governor, Ali Yerlikaya, posted on Twitter that “today, at around 16:20, an explosion occurred in Taksim Istiklal Street in our Beyoğlu district.”
He added that there were casualties and injuries and “police, health, fire and AFAD teams were sent to the scene.”
“Developments will be shared with the public,” the governor said.
The cause of the explosion is still unknown.
This is a developing story.