Renovation work on one of the stores damaged in a March 19 terror attack, located next to the mayor office in Istanbul’s Beioglu neighborhood, has finished. The store re-opened on March 23.
After 5 people were killed and many others injured in an explosion that ripped through the store, it has become a place of pilgrimage. People have been lighting candles, laying flowers and hanging banners outside the store since its re-opening.
Foreign ambassadors, who took part in a peaceful march against terrorism in Istanbul, also laid flowers outside the store as an act of remembrance.
It was reported earlier that a suicide bomber set off an explosive device on March 19 in Istiklyal Street, one of Istanbul’s busiest, killing 36 people.