Incident Summary:

07/16/2017: Assailants abducted Tayyip Fidan, a shepherd, in Aslanbasar, Sirnak, Turkey. Fidan was killed and his body was discovered the following day on July 17, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

GTD ID:
201707160015

When:
2017-07-16

Country:
Turkey

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sirnak

City:
Aslanbasar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Shepherd: Tayyip Fidan
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"17 Turkish soldiers wounded in attack in Turkey's Hakkari," Turkish Daily, July 17, 2017.
"PKK terrorists killed the shepherds they kidnapped," Hurriyet website, Istanbul, July 17, 2017.