Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office: The explosion was a terrorist act – At least 4 dead and 38 injured

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Panic among the people who were running away – The area is cordoned off – It is forbidden to transmit images from the scene – Video of the chaos that prevailed – There are no Greeks among the injured, the Greek consul said

He characterized the explosion in its center as a terrorist act Istanbul the city prosecutor’s office, as reported by the local media.

The prosecutor also announced that television crews have been banned from broadcasting images from the scene of the explosion.

According to the latest information and the correspondent of SKAI in Polis, Manoli Kostidisthe number of confirmed dead is 4, while there are many more injured, with the last count speaking of 38 people.

According to the Greek consul in Istanbul, Georgia Sultanopoulou, there are no Greeks among the injured.

Early images showed people running away from the scene of the explosion, as well as a large number of fire engines rushing to the area.

In addition to the fire engines, armored vehicles with machine guns have rushed to the scene.

As reported by Turkish media, the explosion occurred on Istiklal Avenue, in the Beyoğlu district. The explosion occurred on a central shopping street, while it was full of people.

The Turkish security forces have cordoned off the area in a large radius, while an effort is being made to immediately remove the citizens who are in nearby places.

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