Board orders broadcast ban after Istanbul suicide blast
Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television says temporary ban includes live broadcasts from the blast scene and images of bodies
Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television has imposed a temporary ban on broadcasting pictures and video footage from the scene of Saturday’s suicide bomb blast on Istanbul’s Istiklal Street.
According to a statement from the board, the ban includes live broadcasts from the blast site, footage from the time the blast took place and afterwards, and showing images of bodies.
Istanbul’s Governor Vasip Sahin said that five people, including the suicide bomber, were killed in the blast, and 20 others were injured, two of them seriously.
Several fire-fighting trucks and ambulances were seen rushing towards the scene after the blast.
Security forces evacuated the area, while the street has been closed to traffic.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.