Time: 10:20 a.m. CEST Update: 11:47 a.m. CEST
An explosion happened on January 12 in Istanbul’s touristic Sultanahmet Square that killed 10 and wounded at least 15 people, Hurryiet Daily News reported on the base of Istanbul governor’s office. CNN Turk said the explosion occurred by the obelisk of Theodosius in the touristy Sultanahmet Square in the Fatih district in Istanbul. Hurryiet Daily News informed that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hold security meeting at Çankaya Palace.
According to sources from the Prime Ministry, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu, National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan and Director General of Public Security Celalettin Lekesiz will attend the meeting.
Six German, one Norwegian and one Peruvian citizen are among the three wounded persons brought to Haseki Hospital, Doğan News Agency has reported. Meanwhile, two people who were lightly wounded in the explosion were hospitalized at Bezmialem Vakıf University Hospital.