On 3 January 2001, a suicide attack was carried out by Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front member Gültekin Koç in Şişli, Istanbul, at a police station. As a result of the explosion, one civilian along with the perpetrator was killed and 7 others were injured, 2 being critically.
|January 2001 Istanbul suicide bombing|
|Location||Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Date||3 January 2001 |
13:50 EET (UTC+02:00)
|Deaths||2 (including the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrators||Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front|
At around 13:50 (UTC+02.00), Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front member Gültekin Koç introduced himself as a business man and entered a police station. He went to the room of Şişli District Chief Constable Selçuk Tanrıverdi using an elevator. Bodyguard of Tanrıverdi, Naci Canan Tuncer realized him and asked him why he wants to see Tanrıverdi. Koç panicked and detonated the explosives on him. Naci Canan Tuncer and perperator Gültekin Koç died in the attack while seven people including three police officers and 4 civilians were injured.