Man blows himself up in Istanbul (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 13:36)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 19
The death toll as a result of the terrorist attack in Istanbul has reached five, Kanal7 TV channel reported.
Reportedly, three of the injured are Israeli citizens.
14:26(GMT+4)Turkey's deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus has commented on the terrorist attack in Istanbul, noting that the terrorists won't achieve their goals.
"The goal of the terrorists is to isolate Turkey from the whole world," he said.
14:22 (GMT+4) Turkey has banned the release of unofficial information about the explosion in Istanbul, HaberTurk TV channel reported.
14:11 (GMT+4) Turkey's authorities have officially confirmed that the explosion in Istanbul was a terrorist attack, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
14:03 (GMT+4) The bomb of the suicide bomber exploded before the planned time, CNN Turk reported. Currently, the four dead and over 20 injured are being identified.
13:56 (GMT+4) Currently, all roads have been closed on Istiglal avenue in Istanbul's center where the explosion occurred, CNN Turk reported. Police have arrived at the scene. The country's authorities haven't yet officially confirmed the terrorist attack.
13:39(GMT+4) A suicide bomber blew himself up in Istanbul, according to CNN Turk TV channel.
13:30 (GMT+4) An explosion has occurred in Turkey's Istanbul city, leaving two dead and seven more injured, Milliyet newspaper reported March 19.