Published: 2022-11-13 18:54
Last Updated: 2022-12-01 19:26
Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that a woman played a role in the bomb attack which took the lives of six people and left 53 wounded.
The President held a press conference before he departed to Indonesia in which he said that initial investigations showed that what happened is a suspected terrorist attack which a woman played a role in.
He added that investigations are still ongoing.
Earlier, six people were killed and 53 injured after an explosion occurred in the Taksim area in Istanbul, according to initial reports announced by the Governor of 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 as well as injuries and “police, medical teams and firefighters were sent to the scene.”
“Developments will be shared with the public,” the governor said.