Incident Summary:

2/10/2000: A bomb exploded in front of a museum in Beyoglu district in Istanbul, Turkey. The museum was dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic. Windows were broken and one woman was injured in the explosion. The group known as the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C) called newspapers and claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
A museum in Beyoglu district in Istanbul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Turkish museum
Specific Description A museum in Beyoglu district
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four bombs explode in Istanbul causing damage but no injuries," Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2000.
"Turkey - explosions Islamist militants claim bomb attacks in Istanbul," EFE News Service, February 10, 2000.