The mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, Ekrem Imamoglu, visited the ”Taksim square area” where a terrorist attack took place on Sunday. The attack claimed the lives of 6 civilians, and 80 were brutally wounded.
Mayor Imamoglu updated that he walked alongside Istiklal avenue on Monday morning. He visited the nearby shops and fellow residents around the area. He expressed his heartfelt condolences and sentiments to the citizens and families who lost their beloved ones in the attack.
I walked along the İstiklal avenue this morning, visiting shops and meeting fellow city residents after yesterday’s attack in the heart of our beautiful city.
Istanbul will keep smiling. Istanbul will keep going no matter what. That is how we will stand firm against terrorism. pic.twitter.com/lAo8srT2OD
— Ekrem İmamoğlu (International) (@imamoglu_int) November 14, 2022
He further ensured the general public that the government criticized the entire incident. He added that the responsible terrorist organizations and the attacker would not be spared, and the nation would get justice as soon as possible. He said that the nation’s people are its true strength, and we will stand tall in the end together against terrorism.
Imamoglu uploaded some of the photographs from his visit on his official account, through which he expressed his best wishes and compassion to the people. He also paid tribute to the dead and wounded during his visit.
Meanwhile, he condemned the terror and exchanged words with the harmed families and people during his visit. It has also been considered that suitable compensation would be provided to the families of the dead and injured by the Istanbul government.
The bombardment occurred when the shopping streets of Istanbul were at peace like every other day. A woman sat on the bench for nearly 40-45 minutes and left a bag there just before the explosion. The entire city was on alert instantly after the explosion, which caused lifelong mourning to many unfortunate families in the nation.
Mayor Imamoglu sends a message to the public that the nation will fight against terror with full force and conviction. According to the sources, the government of Istanbul is investigating the strike and ensuring that the situation remains under control. The officials are guaranteeing the nation’s peace remains as before, providing its residents with a safe and secure environment.
It has been considered that the explosion occurred due to the agenda of a terrorist organization trying to separate the ”Kurdistan region” from Turkey. The planned strike was an act of disturbance and spread chaos in the nation. The residents are facing difficult times as they faced a dark day in their history.
According to the Istanbul media, the people say that the incident and its repercussions will stay with them for their entire lives. The scars are not just on their mind but also on their souls and heart, which will keep reminding them of the horrific experience related to it in the future of their remaining lives.
Mayor Imamoglu promised the residents safety and support from the government and wished them luck.