Fire breaks out at Istanbul's AKM

Fire breaks out at Istanbul's AKM

Fire breaks out at Istanbuls AKM

Hürriyet Photo

Firefighters have succeeded in extinguishing a fire that broke out this morning at the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) in Istanbul, daily Hürriyet has reported.

The fire accidentally started in an air well of the building during ongoing repair work.

Numerous firefighting crews brought the fire under control in a short period of time after arriving on the scene.

No casualties were reported.

Restoration work recently began on the center; the Taksim landmark is slated to reopen in October 2013, in time for the 90th anniversary of the Turkish Republic.