Moments ago, CNN International reported that – most likely – a suicide bomber killed at least four and wounded seven in a terrorist attack in the eastern part of Istanbul, which is the Asian side of the city.
Last November, several terrorist attacks killed more than 60 people and wounded almost 500. The European Broadcasting Union expressed its worries about the situation in Istanbul, but were pleased with the security precautions host broadcaster TRT presented. The Reference Group decided not to change the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Because the Eurovision Song Contest rehearsals already start in about eight weeks, it is unlikely that the EBU and TRT decide to move the contest to another city in this stage of the preparations.