Incident Summary:

02/10/2015: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle carrying Ilhami Yildirim in Cekmekoy district, Istanbul city, Istanbul province, Turkey. Yildirim, the head of the Red Crescent in Istanbul and the brother of a former transport minister, and his driver were injured in the attack. The Maoist Communist Party (MKP) claimed responsibility for the incident.




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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mehmet Akif area of Cekmekoy neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Turkey
Specific Description Vehicle of Adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Ilhami Yildirim
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
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maoist Communist Party (MKP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Former transport minister's brother attacked in Istanbul," Turkish Daily, February 11, 2015.
"The Maoist Communist Party claims responsibility for..," Cihan Haber, February 17, 2015.
"Brother of ex-minister survives attack in [#x130]stanbul," Cihan News Agency (CNA), February 11, 2015.