Security meeting held in Istanbul after terror attack
top-level security meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been concluded in Istanbul on Sunday, following Saturday's terror attack, according to presidency sources.

The meeting started at 4:30 p.m. local time (1330GMT), with Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Deputy Prime Ministers Numan Kurtulmus, Veysi Kaynak and Tugrul Turkes. Several ministers also attended the meeting.

The meeting at the Mabeyn Presidential Pavilion lasted for two hours.

On Saturday evening, a first explosion occurred outside a football stadium in Istanbul's Besiktas district when a car bomb was detonated two hours after the end of a Turkish football league match between Besiktas and Bursaspor.

The second one -- a suicide bomb attack -- came just seconds later in Macka Park in the same neighborhood. The suicide bomber blew himself up after police noticed him, according to the interior minister.

The terror attacks left 38 people martyred, including 30 riot police officers and 7 civilians. One body has not been identified yet. Over 150 others were wounded in the attacks.
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