Turkey Says Explosion On Popular Istanbul Street ‘Attack,’ 6 Dead, 53 Injured

The explosion occurred Sunday on one of Istanbul’s most popular pedestrian thoroughfares
Security and ambulances at the scene after an explosion on Istanbul's popular pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya tweeted that the explosion occurred at about 4:20 p.m. (1320 GMT) and that there were deaths and injuries, but he did not say how many. The cause of the explosion was not clear. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

At a glance

  • Turkish President Erdogan says the explosion on Istiklal Avenue was an “attack.”
  • Five prosecutors have reportedly been assigned to investigate the explosion, according to a local news agency.
  • An online video shows flames erupting and a loud bang, as pedestrians flee.

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