Incident Summary:

03/05/1999: A car bomb attack targeted the Cankiri Provincial Governor, Ayhan Cevik, while he was driving in Cankiri, Turkey. Four people were killed and the Governor and nine others were wounded. The Turkish Workers and Peasants Liberation Army (TKP/ML-TIKKO) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
199903050002

When:
1999-03-05

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Cankiri

City:
Cankiri

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Cankiri Provincial Government
Specific Description Ayhan Cevik, Cankiri Provincial Governor
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
The car bomb was detonated by remote.
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Turkish Communist Party/Marxist (TKP-ML) TIKKO Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"AA, TRT Provide Details on Cankiri Explosion,” Ankara Anatolia, March 5, 1999.
"Turkey Governor Attack by Leftist Group: Police,” Xinhua News Agency, March 5, 1999.
"Two Suspects in Cankiri Attack Arrested, 4th Victim Dies,” TRT Television Network, March 14, 1999.