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Major terrorist attack in the center of Istanbul

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In the area of ​​Sultanahmet Square in the central part of Istanbul (Turkey), an explosion thundered. The explosive device worked at a stop of public transport at a time when there was a tourist group. In the Istanbul administration, ten dead and 15 injured are reported. According to preliminary data, the terrorist attack was arranged by a suicide bomber.


Major terrorist attack in the center of Istanbul


For reference: Sultanahmet Square is one of the tourist sites of the largest Turkish city. The square is located in the European part of Istanbul on the picturesque cape between the Bosphorus, the Sea of ​​Marmara and the Golden Horn Bay. The area of ​​the square and the mosque of the same name (also known as the Blue Mosque) is included in the UNESCO list of cultural heritage sites.

BBC reports that the explosion happened around 10: 00 local time. At this time it was especially crowded. Now the area cordoned off by police. Conducted investigative work to establish the nature of the explosive device.

At this moment, Turkish media (in particular Milliyet) reported that a major hotel in Istanbul is burning. Rescue services carry out the evacuation of staff and hotel guests, most of whom are foreign citizens. It is not yet reported what caused the fire, and whether this cause could be a deliberate arson or terrorist attack.
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  1. The black
    The black 12 January 2016 13: 13 New
    40
    I will not gloat, but ... I DO NOT ISTANBUL ...
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      1. bort4145
        bort4145 12 January 2016 13: 17 New
        11
        not the fact that PKK. Maybe Isil was offended by a thread.
        They make a lot of money "on blood" - and this process is poorly controlled.
        The suicide bomber, in all likelihood, blew himself up in the central square of Sultanahmet next to a group of foreign tourists, TASS writes with reference to the local newspaper Hurriyet.
        Among the victims of the explosion in Istanbul, ten people - nine German citizens, according to the newspaper Radikal.
        1. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 12 January 2016 13: 22 New
          +8
          Quote: bort4145
          not the fact that PKK. Maybe Isil was offended by a thread.
          They make a lot of money "on blood" - and this process is poorly controlled.


          Exactly Daesh, IKOBY offendedOn Supposedly clash Turkish Armed Forces invaded Iraq with "ISIS fighters" ...
          1. cniza
            cniza 12 January 2016 13: 33 New
            +4
            It is assumed that the main goal was tourists and tourists from Russia.
            1. makst83
              makst83 12 January 2016 13: 36 New
              +4
              It’s not comme il faut now in Turkey, after the well-known events and not the season, so by, dear!)
              1. cniza
                cniza 12 January 2016 13: 40 New
                +5
                I’m not a fortuneteller and wrote only what I heard from the news. By the way, there are many of our citizens there, and not only as tourists, but also as owners of residential real estate.
                1. Nikolay K
                  Nikolay K 12 January 2016 14: 50 New
                  +3
                  At least 9 dead German citizens. Those. The attack was originally planned against foreign tourists.
                  1. jovanni
                    jovanni 12 January 2016 16: 55 New
                    +3
                    Quote: Nikolai K
                    At least 9 dead German citizens. Those. The attack was originally planned against foreign tourists.


                    Something the Germans even felt sorry for: they fucked them at home, went to unwind at the Turks, blew them up ... They should have driven their chancellor, but started to think with their heads. The benefit of sensible people there ...
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            2. g1v2
              g1v2 12 January 2016 14: 52 New
              +8
              I really hope that this year there will be no intellectuals who have gone on vacation to the Middle East - to Egypt, Turkey and Israel. And if they go, then I hope that the state will not spend money and save them if something happens. If a person takes a family to the db zone, then this is a clear attempt to get a Darwin prize. fool
            3. sherp2015
              sherp2015 12 January 2016 20: 07 New
              0
              Quote: cniza
              It is assumed that the main goal was tourists and tourists from Russia.


              it’s time to wise up and stop the practice of rest in these regions. extremists and their accomplices are simply teeming in a ragged Middle Eastern serpentarium
              Now you need to relax in your own country, especially since we have so many wonderful places. and Altai and Kamchatka, I am already silent about holidays in the Caucasus (skiing in the Elbrus region, the Black Sea coast of the Kuban, Crimea)
              Yes, not yet at the highest level, but nothing. We tolerate the fall of the ruble, the increase in prices for gasoline, gas and a communal apartment.
              And why bring the currency to a region that, to put it mildly, does not respect us and possibly accumulates strength and funds for revenge. Those. with our own hands we feed an unknown person.
        2. AlexTires
          AlexTires 12 January 2016 13: 40 New
          +1
          if the goal was tourists, then surely the Islamists tried
        3. good7
          good7 12 January 2016 13: 47 New
          +4
          Maybe not a fact, but they will blame the PKK 100%!
        4. VOLCHOXURAL
          VOLCHOXURAL 12 January 2016 14: 29 New
          +2
          Quote: bort4145
          not the fact that PKK. Maybe Isil was offended by a thread.
          They make a lot of money "on blood" - and this process is poorly controlled.

          I, too, have the same opinion, of course, the methods of the Kurds do not always fit in with humanism, but the objects of their actions, according to reports, were all the same the Turkish military, in particular located on Kurdish lands and essentially occupiers.
      2. makst83
        makst83 12 January 2016 13: 19 New
        12
        ISIS stabbed in the back of Turkey, and out of habit, they will dump everything on the Kurds and the PKK!
        1. Misha Honest
          Misha Honest 12 January 2016 13: 32 New
          12
          Quote: makst83
          ISIS stabbed in the back of Turkey, and out of habit, they will dump everything on the Kurds and the PKK!

          And it seems to me that Erdogan himself will organize the explosions in order to achieve greater support from the population and to discredit the PKK. Perhaps with the help of ISIS, given who his son is hobbling with.
          1. -Traveller-
            -Traveller- 12 January 2016 16: 57 New
            0
            Quote: Misha Honest
            And it seems to me that Erdogan himself will organize the explosions,

            explosions of Kurds and all kinds of left-wing anarchists - yes, but hardly foreign tourists.
            1. Misha Honest
              Misha Honest 12 January 2016 22: 00 New
              0
              Quote: -Traveller-
              explosions of Kurds and all kinds of left-wing anarchists - yes, but hardly foreign tourists.

              I doubt that it was foreign tourists who wanted to blow up, and not the fact that the performers did not confuse the Germans with the Russians, for example. Or, perhaps the performers acted in violation or interpreted in their own order - especially if these performers were from ISIS ... There are many options - choose any.
              But the fact that these explosions are beneficial to Erdogan personally, I have no doubt!
      3. sever.56
        sever.56 12 January 2016 13: 23 New
        +9
        Do not ... Erdogan only dreams of all being blamed on the Kurds and he could calmly cut them.
        1. Inok10
          Inok10 12 January 2016 13: 28 New
          +8
          Quote: sever.56
          Do not ... Erdogan only dreams of all being blamed on the Kurds and that he could calmly cut the Kurds.

          ..turks have a rich experience of carving and total destruction on a national basis .. in 1915 there were Armenians, in 1916 there were Pontic Greeks .. in the courtyard of 2016 they reached the Kurds ..
          1. Otshelnik
            Otshelnik 12 January 2016 15: 06 New
            0
            Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia answered the Armenians: “Christians were not destroyed in the Ottoman Empire”
            While the Russian State Duma is planning to consider a bill criminalizing the denial of the "Armenian genocide", the patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, dealt a blow to the most painful place of Armenians - the myth of the "genocide" in the Ottoman Empire. So, in an interview with the famous TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev, which was broadcast on the Russia 1 television channel, Patriarch Kirill made a sensational statement: “Christians were not destroyed in the Ottoman Empire.”
            “The relations between Christians and Muslims have never been cloudless, there have been cases of violent Islamization, the conquest of Christian lands, but, if you do not take into account the hostilities, which were always accompanied by losses, there’s never been anything like the current events in the Islamic world "Said the patriarch.

            He cited the Ottoman Empire as an example. “Take, for example, the Turkish, Ottoman Empire, yes, there were Christian minorities, but they were not destroyed,” he said.

            It is noteworthy that immediately after this interview, Patriarch Kirill became a target for derogatory criticism from a number of Armenian media, which, among other things, recalled his refusal to come to Yerevan to celebrate the “100th anniversary of the genocide”
            It should be recalled that the well-known Russian scientist Mikhail Meyer was criticized at the same time when he said on the question about the “Armenian genocide” on the Culture channel that the Entente tried to play a card of Muslim guilt before the “innocent Armenians”, in fact it was a massacre on both sides.

            As for the number of those killed, according to the professor, it was precisely one and a half million Armenians who lived in the Ottoman Empire at that time, and “since some part has been preserved, we can’t talk about one and a half million killed”.
        2. marna
          marna 12 January 2016 13: 42 New
          +2
          Quote: sever.56
          Erdogan only dreams of all being blamed on the Kurds and he could calmly cut them.

          So it seems that he is the main beneficiary ... You can continue the persecution of the PKK
    2. Wild_grey_wolf
      Wild_grey_wolf 12 January 2016 13: 18 New
      +3
      Quote: Black
      I will not gloat, but ... I DO NOT ISTANBUL ...


      Maybe now the Turks will think about which side they should be on. That terror will not bypass them.
      1. Kent0001
        Kent0001 12 January 2016 13: 42 New
        +4
        No, don’t think about it .. money doesn’t smell even if someone’s blood is on them ...
    3. kit-kat
      kit-kat 12 January 2016 13: 19 New
      19
      Quote: Black
      I will not gloat, but ... I DO NOT ISTANBUL ...

      Correctly. Because Constantinople.
      1. lysyj bob
        lysyj bob 12 January 2016 13: 34 New
        +7
        "Constantinople" will be correct.
      2. Aleksandr69
        Aleksandr69 12 January 2016 13: 54 New
        +2
        Then Constantinople: soon they themselves will ask for a shield to nail
    4. Vend
      Vend 12 January 2016 13: 32 New
      +3
      Quote: Black
      I will not gloat, but ... I DO NOT ISTANBUL ...

      What can I say, the theory of controlled chaos in action. Only a fool can think that he can hold chaos in his hands. Turkey generously sowed the seeds of evil, now reaping the benefits.
    5. OMEDB
      OMEDB 12 January 2016 15: 31 New
      0
      But eventually gloated No.
      1. The black
        The black 12 January 2016 18: 12 New
        +1
        no, he did not gloat. The death of people, and even more so not wine ones, is always bad. But after the ostentatious "I am Charlie", after the tacit reaction of the West to the murders of Russian people in Donbass, after the reaction "they are to blame" for the death of our pilot, who was killed meanly from around the corner, it becomes one formation and squeals "I am Istanbul" thus ostentatious solidarity (with whom?) somehow you don't want
  2. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 12 January 2016 13: 15 New
    +5
    Major terrorist attack in the center of Istanbul
    God is not a fraer sees everything. Then the tears will pour out ...
  3. chikenous59
    chikenous59 12 January 2016 13: 17 New
    +2
    I am more confused by the increased amount of news that they are attacking law enforcement officers in our country. They set fire to some, doused others with acid. What is it? Frequent sabotage? Did someone come from outside with such a mission or was recruited domestically?
    1. corporal
      corporal 12 January 2016 13: 42 New
      +1
      Quote: chikenous59
      What is it? Frequent sabotage?

      Increased impunity. And the lawlessness of the police.
      1. Mikhail Krapivin
        Mikhail Krapivin 12 January 2016 14: 19 New
        -1
        It’s better than in America, where the police bring down bundles of citizens.
  4. sever.56
    sever.56 12 January 2016 13: 17 New
    +3
    Now everything will begin to bring down the Kurds, so that there is an occasion for their massacre, under the guise of combating terrorism.
    One hundred pounds, that this is the action of the Turkish special services!
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 January 2016 13: 18 New
    0
    According to other media reports, during the explosion in the square, the majority of Germans suffered tourists. New Year has begun!
  6. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 12 January 2016 13: 22 New
    +1
    The politics of the sultan brought fruit.
  7. Amurets
    Amurets 12 January 2016 13: 22 New
    +3
    What I can’t stand for terrorists is meanness and cowardice. Not to fight the army and special services, they commit crimes against the defenseless.
    1. sieras
      sieras 12 January 2016 13: 48 New
      +1
      why are they called terrorists not?
  8. lysyj bob
    lysyj bob 12 January 2016 13: 23 New
    +5
    Flirting with terrorists will not bring to good. Not that this is the audience with which you can conduct business. Erdogan will play out that he will scoop either from Daesh or from the Kurds. It’s bad that random people die and not the politicians who started these games.
  9. as150505
    as150505 12 January 2016 13: 24 New
    +7
    Not in vain did the flights of our tourists to Turkey stop.
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 January 2016 13: 29 New
    +5
    Quote: Wild_Grey_Wolf
    Maybe now the Turks will think about which side they should be on.

    Do not think. They will continue to bend their policies, dumping everything on the PKK. The desire to dominate the region and money from oil and arms supplies will outweigh the logic.
  11. Yugra
    Yugra 12 January 2016 13: 32 New
    +2
    So they are looking for a reason to run into the Kurds ...
  12. Grigorievich
    Grigorievich 12 January 2016 13: 33 New
    +4
    Russia is blaming Russia on sites from the plains: Putin blew up again, as soon as it’s profitable for him fool Morons b - q.
  13. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 12 January 2016 13: 34 New
    +1
    In fact, this attack is beneficial to many.
  14. mitrich
    mitrich 12 January 2016 13: 35 New
    +1
    Hmm, the region is slipping into chaos and obscurantism. Not to mention the "black holes": Libya, Syria, Yemen, Turkey is flying there at full steam (about these, there is no regret, they climb there themselves) Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria ... And the main local ghouls SA, Qatar are not avoid, IMHO, this fate, and rightfully so.
    And everything is exceptional, mothers .... Shtob they have there a wick lit under .opoy, that would not be up to other people's affairs and countries.
  15. chikenous59
    chikenous59 12 January 2016 13: 36 New
    0
    Even if the IS did not carry out this attack, but the valiant GRU, I will not be upset.
  16. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 12 January 2016 13: 40 New
    +1
    This short-lived miserable Erdogan himself a terrorist, the Ottoman leader, e, rolled his lip for a revival. You can gather a crowd of freaks around any center, breed like cockroaches, and even exist for several centuries due to raids and the slave trade, without creating anything - the result is one - a dump of history, but they do not return from there. Although it should be surprising, the Turks never differed in intelligence and ingenuity, more than a dozen times in a row they raked us from the horns and everything was numb.
    1. -Traveller-
      -Traveller- 12 January 2016 17: 16 New
      0
      Quote: iliitch
      You can gather around any center a crowd of freaks, breed like cockroaches, and even exist for several centuries due to raids and the slave trade

      Are you talking about the Ottomans? you have the wrong information - how cockroaches (your expression) at that time bred predominantly in Europe, including fastest in Russia. Turkish demography crept up only under the republic. for example, by the beginning of World War I there were about 6-7 million Turks, 70-80 million Russians, 65 Germans, 40 French.
      and the Turks kept the empire as a minority of 10-15% of the total population during periods of greatest expansion, 30% by the end of the sultanate.
      not the Manchus, of course, nor the Mongols, who were in a ratio of 1 to 100 to the conquered peoples, but still.
      had they been fools, such a state would not have existed for several centuries.
  17. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner 12 January 2016 13: 43 New
    +3
    Who benefits from fear and chaos in Turkey?
    Erdogan, suffering from megalomania, dreaming of restoring a great empire, is playing with fire ... Silenok isn’t enough for an iron grip, and a white fluffy northern animal is somewhere on the way, he always comes unnoticed.
    I feel sorry for people ...
  18. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 12 January 2016 13: 48 New
    +3
    If German tourists really died, then the tourism industry in Turkey is over.
  19. Waroc
    Waroc 12 January 2016 13: 48 New
    +2
    Along the way, in Turkey there will be no tourists at all (from the word at all), not just Russian ones))) !!!
  20. individual
    individual 12 January 2016 13: 51 New
    +1
    This ISIS trains at home, before going to Europe.
  21. AlexTires
    AlexTires 12 January 2016 13: 52 New
    +2
    Hmm, in the morning in Egypt, rams captured tourists, thinking that it was ours .... Now the explosion is here ...
    Ale, neither in Egypt nor in Turkey there are no Russian tourists, leave me alone from the people !!!
  22. KAPITANUS
    KAPITANUS 12 January 2016 14: 01 New
    +2
    As usual, ordinary people suffer ...
  23. Velizariy
    Velizariy 12 January 2016 14: 16 New
    0
    Quote: Amurets
    What I can’t stand for terrorists is meanness and cowardice. Not to fight the army and special services, they commit crimes against the defenseless.

    Against the "protected" it is difficult ... You can get it or be cured, but cutting defenseless people with a cry Alla in a bar is their favorite pastime, and even relatively safe for them.
  24. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 12 January 2016 14: 17 New
    -1
    The Germans feel sorry. There are no Turks.
  25. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 12 January 2016 14: 30 New
    +4
    after the Turkish government’s allegations of having ISIS, the terrorist attack was necessary as a tool that would show the world that Turks were also at the hands of terrorists. Most likely, this is the work of the Turks themselves or ISIS agreed with the Turks. If the Kurds did this, which is unlikely, they did a great job for the Turks.
  26. Alexez
    Alexez 12 January 2016 15: 47 New
    +2
    And that is characteristic of tourists, not Turks.
  27. Nik6617017
    Nik6617017 12 January 2016 17: 30 New
    0
    A well-planned provocation to exacerbate Turkish-German relations, who cares? request
  28. Readme
    Readme 13 January 2016 00: 22 New
    +1
    can anyone help find out the details of this contract?
    http://samvelazizian.livejournal.com/10326.html
    1. Misha Honest
      Misha Honest 13 January 2016 03: 17 New
      0
      Quote: Readme
      can anyone help find out the details of this contract?
      http://samvelazizian.livejournal.com/10326.html

      Moscow Treaty - https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_contract_(1921)
      Kars Treaty - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kars_condition
      It is in that order, as I believe. And keep in mind that the wiki source is not very reliable. winked
    2. Misha Honest
      Misha Honest 13 January 2016 03: 23 New
      0
      Here's another http://bs-kavkaz.org/2015/12/zakharov-to-karskiy- agreement-heads- from/
    3. Misha Honest
      Misha Honest 13 January 2016 03: 30 New
      0
      The source is here http://rovego.livejournal.com/6001899.html - but these are mostly just rumors and assumptions. Nothing more so far. request