In that sense, he added: “We wish God’s mercy for those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery for the injured.”
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan described the fact asvile attack”.
Speaking before his departure to the summit of the G20 in Indonesia on Sunday, Erdogan said the explosion was caused by a “bomb attack”. He also promised that the perpetrators of what he described as vile attackThey would be punished.
It is worth noting that the media control body Turkey imposed a temporary ban on the media from reporting on the explosion, meaning broadcasters cannot show video of the moment of the explosion or its aftermath. The Supreme Board of Radio and Television has imposed similar bans in the past, following attacks, accidents and some political troubles.
A video posted online showed an explosion and a loud bang, as pedestrians ran out, Infobae adds.
Other images showed ambulances, fire trucks and police at the scene. Social media users said the stores were closed and the avenue closed.