Erdogan says explosion in south Turkey caused by bomb

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that an explosion in a car near the Syrian border was caused by a bomb in the vehicle.

Three Syrians were killed in the explosion in the southern town of Reyhanli on Friday, security sources said. Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan also initial findings showed the explosion may be terror-related.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Dominic Evans



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