Explosions and gunfire in Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey

Two explosions have occurred in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul near Taksim Square. Early reports stated that one explosion was just outside the Vodafone Arena and targeted a police riot van.

Advice For Travellers

Police are evacuating the area and some roads have been closed. Follow the advice of local authorities. Avoid this area.

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