Erdogan states Istanbul blast was likely carried out by suicide bomber

Published January 12th, 2016 - 12:50 GMT
Erdogan addressed a number of Turkish ambassadors in Ankara. (File Photo)
Erdogan addressed a number of Turkish ambassadors in Ankara. (File Photo)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday stated that the blast at Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square was likely caused by a suicide bomber of Syrian nationality, Reuters reports.

"I condemn the terror incident in Istanbul assessed to be an attack by a suicide bomber with Syrian origin. Unfortunately we have 10 dead including foreigners and Turkish nationals... There are also 15 wounded," Erdogan told a lunch for Turkish ambassadors in Ankara, in a speech broadcast live on television

At least ten people, both of Turkish and foreign nationality, were killed and 15 others injured during a large-scale explosion at Sultanahmet Sqaure in Istanbul, a popular tourist location. 


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