There was a shoot-out at the entrance of the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, RIA Novosti reported citing Turkish newspaper Hurriyet August 19.
Reportedly, ambulance arrived at the scene. There are no reports yet about possible casualties.
Movement on the nearby streets was blocked.
The Dolmabahce Palace is located on the European shore of the Bosphorus strait. Six sultans lived in the palace, the construction of which ended in 1856.
After the establishment of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stayed in the palace between 1927 and 1938 during his trips to Istanbul.
Ataturk died in this palace in November 1938.
In 1984 the palace was opened for public as a museum. Since 2007, the rear part of the Dolmabahce has housed the official residence of Turkey's prime minister.
The palace is used to hold the state level protocol events.
Edited by CN