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A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the center of Istanbul

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A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the center of Istanbul

An explosion thundered in the center of Istanbul, an explosive device was set off by a suicide bomber, dead and wounded are reported, and emergency services are working on the spot.


The terrorist act took place right in the center of Istanbul on the pedestrian tourist street Istiklal, very popular with tourists. According to preliminary data, the bomb was set off by a suicide bomber, who blew himself up right among the pedestrians. The police and other emergency services are rushing to the place, it is cordoned off. At the moment, it is known about four dead and at least thirty injured. In this case, the death toll may increase.

An explosion occurred on Istiklal Street, overlooking Taksim Square in Istanbul. As a result, many people suffered. Many medical teams were dispatched after the incident. Security forces cordoned off the area

the emergency services said in a statement.

The police blocked Istiklal Street, as well as the streets adjacent to it, and residents of nearby houses were evacuated. So far, no official statements regarding the explosion have been made, but the authorities recognize it as a terrorist attack. No one has yet taken responsibility for the explosion.

The moment of the explosion was caught on the surveillance cameras of a nearby building, and reports that the explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber were confirmed. Nothing is known about the presence of Russian citizens among the victims; the Russian Consulate General in Istanbul, by the way, also located on this street, is conducting an investigation.
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  1. Buyan
    Buyan 13 November 2022 17: 17
    -2
    Damn ... the main thing is that ours do not suffer ... fool
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 13 November 2022 17: 23
      +22
      Our houses are sitting, and not quite ours hanging out riding around abroad.
      1. Clear
        Clear 13 November 2022 17: 41
        +2
        A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the center of Istanbul

        Familiar situation. Six months ago, exactly the same.
        April 2022.
        Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in northern Iraq. This was reported in the Ministry of Defense of Turkey.
        The PKK advocates autonomy for the Kurds in Turkey.
        Previously, the party staged several terrorist attacks. After the announcement of the start of the military operation an explosion occurred in the center of Istanbul.
        1. novel66
          novel66 13 November 2022 17: 55
          +4
          Lady! love the Turks have already trampled so many calluses that one can only guess who turned on the return line for them
          1. Clear
            Clear 13 November 2022 18: 01
            +1
            Quote: novel xnumx
            Lady! love the Turks have already trampled so many calluses that one can only guess who turned on the return line for them

            Novel hi
            Ours would do well to promote versions about the Kurds (PKK), tying this to Turkey's 10 demands for Sweden and Finland to join NATO. winked
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 13 November 2022 18: 20
              +2
              Since no one took responsibility, this is really greetings from Sweden.
              They are shy and don't take responsibility.
              1. Pharmacist
                Pharmacist 13 November 2022 18: 30
                0
                Stopudovo Kurds, but that's the point ... Should the Turks grab their heads and give them independence? Repressions will begin in the south-east of the country and in neighboring countries, people will die. That's the whole result.
                1. Shurik70
                  Shurik70 13 November 2022 20: 18
                  0
                  Quote from Pharmacist
                  Stopudovo Kurds

                  Naturally, when you hear "terrorist attack in Turkey", it is the Kurds.
                  That's just WHOSE Kurds? A lot of them.
                  If it were Kurds from Syria, they would immediately take responsibility.
                  If it were Kurds with headquarters in the United States, they would have fabricated a message about taking responsibility for the Syrian Kurds.
                  So it turns out that these are the same Kurds from Sweden. And there is a reason - Erdogan demands to extradite them, and it may very well be that Sweden will extradite them.
          2. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 13 November 2022 18: 30
            0
            Quote: novel xnumx
            the Turks have already trampled so many calluses that one can only guess who turned on the return line for them

            The province of Idlib, which is controlled by the barmaley, is under the patronage of Ankara, and it would seem that it makes no sense for them to bite the hand that feeds them and protects them at Turkish checkpoints along the demarcation line with the CAA. But the Kurds, it could well be, they have a wagon with a trolley against Turkey, and they are very friendly with mattresses, who do not like the manifestation of excessive independence by Erdogan. winked
          3. ABC-schutze
            ABC-schutze 14 November 2022 12: 53
            0
            And the truth is, "who" - while it is not clear ...

            But the “date of the event” itself suggests that this is a “parting word” to Erdogan for the upcoming meeting of the so-called tomorrow. GXNUMX in Indonesia...
        2. poquello
          poquello 13 November 2022 17: 58
          0
          Quote: Clear
          A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the center of Istanbul

          Familiar situation. Six months ago, exactly the same.
          April 2022.
          Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in northern Iraq. This was reported in the Ministry of Defense of Turkey.
          The PKK advocates autonomy for the Kurds in Turkey.
          Previously, the party staged several terrorist attacks. After the announcement of the start of the military operation an explosion occurred in the center of Istanbul.

          Well, Turkey launched a diplomatic operation against the PKK in Sweden, only in the USA articles appear demanding that the Turks be recognized as sponsors of terrorism for this
      2. Sasha Veter
        Sasha Veter 13 November 2022 20: 56
        +4
        Our houses are sitting, and not quite ours hanging out riding around abroad.


        Explain the logic. I have not been on vacation for 4 years already, I plan to go to Thailand for NG holidays. And what, I am now "not quite myself"?
      3. kenig1
        kenig1 13 November 2022 22: 03
        +1
        What's the difference, sorry for the people. Such a living bomb can walk in any locality of our country.
    2. hellcos
      hellcos 13 November 2022 18: 21
      +1
      the main thing is that ours do not suffer

      that is, not ours is not a pity? It's unfortunate anyway, people got hurt
  2. ARIONkrsk
    ARIONkrsk 13 November 2022 17: 20
    +8
    When Turkey supported the Teres in Syria and Iraq and robbed these countries, they thought that they were not in danger, because these are their tame dogs, but these animals cannot be trained and are destroyed by all sensible countries.
    1. Pavlos Melas
      Pavlos Melas 13 November 2022 17: 29
      -1
      When Turkey supported the Teres in Syria and Iraq and robbed these countries, they thought that they were not in danger, because these are their tame dogs, but these animals cannot be trained and are destroyed by all sensible countries.

      These are not Arab terrorists, these are either Kurds or MIT to again blame the Kurds. For the Russian Federation in Ukraine, not everything is so simple yet, so there is a very good chance to stir up something in Syria.
    2. Clear
      Clear 13 November 2022 17: 43
      +3
      Quote from ARIONkrsk
      When Turkey supported the Teres in Syria and Iraq and robbed these countries, they thought that they were not in danger, because these are their tame dogs, but these animals cannot be trained and are destroyed by all sensible countries.

      And the Turkish authorities themselves do not stand on ceremony when choosing means to their opponents.
      1. novel66
        novel66 13 November 2022 17: 56
        +5
        and in general they don’t stand on ceremony especially in anything, and behave quite arrogantly
        1. Clear
          Clear 13 November 2022 18: 02
          0
          Quote: novel xnumx
          and in general they don’t stand on ceremony especially in anything, and behave quite arrogantly

          And, often, it works out.
  3. The collective farm is voluntary.
    The collective farm is voluntary. 13 November 2022 18: 20
    +2
    Kurd? Or one of those dudes who shot our ambassador?
  4. St54
    St54 13 November 2022 18: 26
    0
    Yes, it’s not like a suicide bomber. They left the appropriate bag. Although, this doesn’t change the essence. Peace to the ashes of those killed.
  5. Chronos
    Chronos 13 November 2022 18: 29
    0
    The dead earth down. Commentators above: blowing up civilians is terrorism, which does not justify any actions of the Turkish authorities. As we understand it, Edogan itself and other Turkish "decision centers" were not affected.
  6. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 13 November 2022 18: 33
    -1
    The empirialists are "rocking" the internal political situation in Turkey...
  7. raki-uzo
    raki-uzo 13 November 2022 18: 39
    +2
    This is already another level. The Turkish Republic of northern Cyprus was invited to the meeting of the Turkic world in Central Asia. This is a big application that some countries are ready to recognize this republic. There Hungary and Turkmenistan with the same status (observers) were invited. After the meeting, Erdogan said that Turkey would act in the near future so that the countries that are ready to recognize the sovereignty of this country announced their intention. This is bad for the EU. And they have the apparatus of the PKK, so we started.
  8. HattinGokbori88
    HattinGokbori88 13 November 2022 18: 40
    +1
    which the Turkish army waged a very intense and brutal fight, which was not covered by the Western media. Turkey just arrested one of its top leaders last month.
    Or the old anti-Muslim PKK that has killed over 40 Turks so far, including many Kurdish Islamic scholars. The PKK is always used as a whip against Turkey if the West feels they are crossing a red line.

    For the people who will claim that it is Turkey itself that is killing its own people on purpose, THOUSANDS of such attacks have either been claimed by the PKK or proven beyond doubt to be the actions of the PKK, why was it Turkey itself this particular time? If it turns out to be the PKK, would you suspect it's a Russian plot to "encourage" Turkey to keep blocking NATO expansion?
    Let's take pity on the victims and their families now and come to homegrown conclusions later.
  9. agoran
    agoran 13 November 2022 18: 42
    0
    Very strange. Suicide bomber, only 4 IED deaths.
    Maybe the Turkish special services worked on purpose? To announce an operation against the Kurds?
    1. gsev
      gsev 14 November 2022 00: 07
      +1
      Quote: agoran
      Very strange. Suicide bomber, only 4 IED deaths.

      So there are about 90 wounded, of which two more will probably die. The terrorist was carrying explosives. The ordering elements are very small, which indicates the advancement of the terrorist attack. Lawyer Jiyan Tosun could not drag a 100 mm projectile through the streets of Istanbul without suspicion.
  10. Buyan
    Buyan 13 November 2022 18: 48
    0
    Quote: evgen1221
    Our houses are sitting, and not quite ours hanging out riding around abroad.

    They sit - it sounds twofold ... I'm talking about the Russians, who preferred to rest in Turkey rather than sit at home
  11. Buyan
    Buyan 13 November 2022 18: 50
    0
    Quote from Hellcos
    the main thing is that ours do not suffer

    that is, not ours is not a pity? It's unfortunate anyway, people got hurt

    And what do I care about "not ours"? Let the "not ours" worry about them
  12. Radius
    Radius 13 November 2022 20: 58
    +1
    A warning to Erdogan ... Or something else. It's hard to say what exactly, but it just doesn't happen.
  13. Art Pilot
    Art Pilot 13 November 2022 21: 45
    +1
    US warning. For the excessive independence of the Sultan.
  14. rotfuks
    rotfuks 13 November 2022 23: 24
    +1
    Judging by the video surveillance footage, the suicide bomber is not involved at all here. Suspicious package in the right place left the lady in the chamois. Apparently the black widow worked.
  15. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 14 November 2022 11: 39
    0
    Quote: Lesovik
    Quote from bmd4m
    Well, u.E.bki. Did you fight a lot?
    Eco carried you through ... How much laxative did you have to eat?

    Why are you talking to animals? It's dumb and still won't understand
  16. oleg-nekrasov-19
    oleg-nekrasov-19 14 November 2022 12: 37
    +2
    Turkey refused to accept condolences from the US embassy, ​​saying that Turkey knows who was behind the attack in Istanbul.