A suicide bombing between Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, most victims tourists – that occurred, what Turkey fears for a long time. The assassination in Istanbul is likely to be so far most of the country.
In the perfidious logic of attack Planner’s was the perfect place: Hagia Sophia, once a church, later a mosque and now Museum and the Blue Mosque are close together in the historical Sultanahmet district. Nearly every Istanbul travelers visited these magnificent buildings and can be found on the square in between. And it is especially full, since museums like Hagia Sophia have closed on Mondays. For many travelers, so the ideal time to begin, especially since also the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar in the vicinity are here with the sightseeing in the historic old town was this Tuesday morning.
An explosion ripped people to their deaths against approximately 10 h 20 10, 15 others were injured. There are also eight Germans among the dead.
At noon, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there were indications a terrorists from Syria. “A suicide bomber of Syrian origin has perpetrated this Act of terror,” he claimed in a televised speech. He thus echoed with suspicions of the security authorities that the terrorist militia is “Islamic State” behind the attack.