Istanbul bridge closed for short while due to suspicious car

Turkey’s Bosphorus bridge reopens to traffic, as threat ruled out after ‘suspicious car’ prompted closure

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

An abandoned car caused a temporary shut down of the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, March 15, 2016.

Istanbul’s Bogazici (Bosphorus) Bridge has been reopened to traffic after a "suspicious car" prompted a temporary shut down, police said on Tuesday. 

Police officers and a bomb disposal squad were immediately called in after the suspicious car was spotted at one of the bridge’s exits.

The bridge was kept closed on both directions between the city's European and Asian sides until the threat was ruled out.

TRTWorld, AA