The Verviers pianist Éliane Reyes was right next to the site of the attack in Istanbul: “We hear sirens and helicopters everywhere”

“We hear sirens and helicopters everywhere… We don’t know anything because I’m on a competition jury at the moment and no one wants to interrupt…”

Éliane Reyes, the famous pianist from Verviers with an international reputation, was in Istanbul, Turkey, this Sunday. A city where an explosion was triggered in the shopping street of Istiqlal this around 4 p.m. (local time). Between 50 and 60 gunshots were also heard in the Sishane neighborhood.

The pianist was in the French high school of Notre-Dame de Sion, where the international piano competition takes place in which she participates as a member of the jury. She then tried to inform herself, but it was not easy.

“They are cutting the internet… The perimeter is closed, the contest ends in 5 minutes”, she replied by message a little before 4:30 p.m.

A photo taken by the Verviétoise at the site of the attack, a few hours before it happened this Sunday. -ER

A crisis meeting was held with the contest organizers around 5 p.m. to determine the best attitude to adopt next.

We were able to reach her by telephone shortly after 6:30 p.m. She was then in a restaurant located next to the school, in the company of the entire competition jury.

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