As some of you may remember we have a good friend Serhat living in Istanbul. We also know that Serhat loves Taksim, and he loves to eat a long leisurely breakfast out on Sunday mornings. So upon hearing of the bombing in Taksim Square we immediately sent off a note.
Serhat and Gozde were in Taksim eating breakfast at 9am on Sunday. They heard the bomb blast, saw the police arriving, and quickly left the area. Thankfully they are fine. But as Serhat put it, he'd like to say his "deepest-hardest-biggest swearing" ever to the people responsible (can't even swear in an e-mail to people with children. Gotta love Serhat for that.)