Incident Summary:

07/24/2015: Security forces discovered and defused an explosive device at the Star Media Group building in Istanbul city, Istanbul province, Turkey. The Turkish Communist Party/Marxist (TKP-ML) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201507240013

When:
2015-07-24

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Istanbul

City:
Istanbul

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Star Media Group
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Time Fuse
Weapon Details
A timed explosive device concealed inside a package and wrapped in a banner was 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
Turkish Communist Party/Marxist (TKP-ML) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Bomb found, deactivated at newspaper compound in Istanbul," Turkish Daily, July 24, 2015.
"Highlights: Turkish Islamic Press 25 July 2015," OSC Summary, July 25, 2015.
"Attempted bomb attack on Turkey's Star Media Group a sequel to HDP leader Demirtas's speech: Media Association," Daily Sabah, July 24, 2015.