Bomb blast in Istanbul kills at least 11 people

A car bomb targeting a police bus has killed at least 11 people in the central district of Beyazit, Istanbul. The site of the bombing was close to some of Istanbul’s main tourist sites, including the Grand Bazaar and the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Advice For Travellers

If travelling in Istanbul, exercise caution, particularly around tourist sites and crowded areas. Follow the advice of local authorities.

Some countries advise citizens to reconsider their plans to travel to Ankara or Istanbul due to the threat of terrorist attack.