January 2001 Istanbul bombing

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.[1]

January 2001 Istanbul suicide bombing
January 2001 Istanbul bombing is located in Istanbul
January 2001 Istanbul bombing
LocationŞişli, Istanbul, Turkey
Date3 January 2001
13:50 EET (UTC+02:00)
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths2 (including the perpetrator)
Injured7
PerpetratorsRevolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front
AssailantGültekin Koç

AttackEdit

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.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bianet :: Şişli Emniyetinde Patlama: 2 Ölü". bianet.org. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  2. ^ "Şişli Emniyeti'ne intihar saldırısı". www.hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  3. ^ "Son Dakika". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-23.