Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu visited the scene of the deadly suicide attack in Istanbul on Wednesday afternoon and left carnations to honor the dead.
The prime minister was accompanied by his wife Sare Davutoğlu, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin, the city's metropolitan municipality mayor Kadir Topbaş, and Deputy İstanbul Police Chief Mustafa Çalışkan.
Davutoğlu flew to Istanbul from the capital Ankara on Wednesday. His first stop after the airport was the Istanbul Training and Research Hospital located at Samatya neighborhood of the Fatih district, near the blast site.
Together with the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, the primer minister visited those injured in the deadly attack, which killed 10 and injured 15.
Nine of the 11 wounded in the attack are German citizens, two of whom in critical condition, according to Turkish officials' statements. Two others injured in the attack are Norwegian and Peruvian.
After the hospital visit, Davutoğlu left for the city's Sultanahmet Square where the blast occurred.