At least six people have been killed and 53 wounded when an explosion rocked a busy pedestrian road in central Istanbul, Al-Jazeera reported.
According to the report, ambulances rushed to the scene on packed Istiklal Avenue, which police shortly cordoned off.
The place in the city’s Beyoglu district had been crowded with shoppers, tourists and families.
In a televised information conference, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that initial signs pointed to a “terror” attack.
“It might be wrong if we say for sure that this is terror, however according to first signs, there is a smell of terror there,” Erdogan said.
International community has condemned the blast on Istanbul’s Istiklal that left at least six people lifeless while scores injured.