Turkey: over a dozen dead after two blasts in Istanbul
Explosions took place hours after match between two of country’s top #football teams
Two explosions, one thought to have been a suicide bomb, killed 15 people and wounded 69 outside a football stadium in Istanbul a Turkish official has said, in an attack that appeared to target police hours after a match between two of #Turkey’s top teams.
Interior minister Süleyman Soylu described the blasts outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul’s Beşiktaș football team, as a “cruel plot”. One of the explosions was directly outside the stadium, while the suspected suicide bomber struck in the adjacent Macka park, he told reporters.