Blast Kills And Injures Foreigners.
Turkey On Front Line.
Not far from Turkey's world famous Blue Mosque a 28 year old Syrian detonated his explosive device killing and injuring foreign tourists.
The exact location of the blast was at the Sultanahmet Square at 10.20 am local time and 8.20 am UK time.
Most of the ten dead were foreigners according to Turkish authorities and 15 people were also wounded in the carnage that ensued.
Germany has warned its nationals abroad that such acts were feasible and to be on their guard. The dead and injured appear to be Germans, a Peruvian, a Norwegian and a South Korean.
No group has claimed responsibility but it thought it is most likely to be Islamic State or Al - Qaeda. The biggest culprit is most likely to be Islamic State as Turkey along with other nations has taken up arms against this group and is supporting the forces battling Islamic State but no one will really know until either a group claims responsibility for the attack or security forces according to evidence define who has done this monstrous act.
The EU Foreign Minister said all nations of the European Union stood four square behind Turkey at this bad time.