Incident Summary:

05/07/2001: A bomb in the entrance of the main offices of the environmental group Cekul Foundation was defused by authorities in Istanbul, Marmara region, Turkey. No one was injured and no damage was done. The Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front claimed responsibility for the bomb in a telephone call warning the police of the bomb.

GTD ID:
200105070002

When:
2001-05-07

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Istanbul

City:
Istanbul

Location Details:
The Cekul Foundation main offices in Istanbul, Marmara region

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Cekul Foundation
Specific Description The main offices of Cekul Foundation
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was left in the entrance area of the Cekul Foundation's main offices.
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
Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
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 police defuse bomb at environment group headquarters," Associated Press, May 7, 2001.