Turkey imposes broadcast ban following blast in Istanbul

Turkey's government is imposing a temporary broadcast ban following a deadly explosion in the historic Sultanahmet district of in central Istanbul.

Numan Kurtulmus, the deputy prime minister, is issuing the order, according to RTUK, the Turkish state-run broadcasting monitor.

A dpa reporter on the scene of the explosion is facing difficulties photographing and accessing the site, located in the Fatih district on the European side of the city, just near the Hagia Sophia museum.

CNN Turk, a main broadcaster, says it was facing unclear "restrictions" in its reporting, while all major stations are not showing pictures from the scene.

Last update: Wed, 22/06/2016 - 15:01

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