At least five people killed in explosion in Istanbul

An explosion today has killed at least four and injured at least 20 people. The blast occurred on Istiklal Street in the Beyoglu neighbourhood of Istanbul. The street is a long pedestrian way from Taksim Square throughout the Beyoglu district. Reports of other attacks in Istanbul are false.

Advice For Travellers

Avoid the area of Istiklal Street and follow the advice of authorities.

When travelling in Turkey, be extremely cautious. Avoid areas of large crowds, such as shopping and entertainment centres and areas popular with tourists. Exercise caution on and around public transportation. Always avoid demonstrations and rallies.

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