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Black smoke was seen billowing out of a business center in Istanbul's Merter district on Friday afternoon as a fire broke out in the 10-storey building due to an unidentified reason, Daily Sabah reported.
It is still not known whether there are people trapped in the center.
The building was located on the side of the busy E-5 motorway, causing momentary panic among drivers as smoke filled Istanbul's skies.
The fire brigade was dispatched to the area immediately and it is reported that the fire has been taken under partial control.
2016.08.19 / 16:05