MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The South Korean government recommended the republic's citizens to refrain from travelling to the Turkish city of Istanbul following a deadly blast, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
The ministry also recommended South Korean citizens to exercise caution when visiting crowded places, while using public transportation and at night time.
On Tuesday, the blast occurred near a tram stop full of holidaymakers in Sultanahmet district, a very popular tourist sight. The attacker was identified as a Syrian suicide bomber born in 1988.
According to Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala, 10 people were killed in the attack and 17 were injured, including nine Germans, a Peruvian and a Norwegian. A South Korean citizen was reportedly injured in the attack.