Incident Summary:

04/27/2009: On Monday morning at 0530, in the Bostanci neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey, Orhan Yilmazkaya, a member of Revolutionary Organization, shot at the police after refusing to surrender. During the shootout, three people were killed, including Yilmazkaya, and seven others were wounded. No claim of responsibility was made for the attack




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bostanci, Istanbul, Istanbul.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Istanbul Law Enforcement
Specific Description Police officers
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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
Revolutionary Headquarters (Turkey) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 0
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Voice of America, "Seven Turkish Police, Two Civilians Wounded in Shootout with Militants," (April 27, 2009).
Ibrahim Usta, "Three Killed in Turkish Police Shootout with Militant," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press, April 27, 2009.
New York Times, "Three Die in Turkey in Shootout Between Police and Militant", New York Times, April 27, 2008.