KYIV (QHA) -

The purpose of a terrorist act in the center of Istanbul in Turkey is to arouse fear and sow dissention in the Turkish society, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov reported on Facebook.

- Today at 8.30 a.m. a blast occurred in the center of Istanbul ... 11 dead, 36 people injured, three of them - in critical condition. The purposes of the terrorist act in Istanbul are obvious- to arouse fear and sow dissention in the Turkish society, wrote Refat Chubarov.

The Mejlis Chairman also expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims.

- Unity and cohesion to the Turkish nation, wrote Refat Chubarov.

The Turkish city of Istanbul was rocked by a blast just a walk from the Veznedzhiler Metro Station at the very moment when a bus with law enforcement officials was moving along. The blast killed 7 soldiers and 4 civilians and left 36 people wounded with three of them being seriously injured. The ambulances and law-enforcement officers continue works at the scene.

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