Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: Assailants opened fire on Evliya Caliskan's vehicle in Sultangazi neighborhood, Istanbul, Turkey. Caliskan, a terrorism prosecutor for the Bureau of Terror and Organized Crime, was not harmed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Devrimici Halk Kurtulus Cephesi (DHKP/C).

GTD ID:
201612070028

When:
2016-12-07

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Istanbul

City:
Istanbul

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Sultangazi neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bureau of Terror and Organized Crime
Specific Description Prosecutor: Evliya Caliskan
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Devrimici Halk Kurtulus Cephesi (DHKP/C) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Turkish prosecutor faces armed attack in Istanbul," Hurriyet Daily News Online, December 8, 2016."
"Prosecutor assigned to terror bureau escapes unhurt from armed attack in Istanbul," Daily Sabah, December 7, 2016."