Former MP wounded as wife and daughter killed in armed attack in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoThree people were killed in an attack on the car of former Motherland Party (ANAP) deputy Adnan Yıldız, in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district, on April 15.
The former deputy’s wife and daughter, who were traveling in the car, were both killed in the shooting, while Yıldız and his son were injured and rushed to hospital.
One of the assailants was also killed after the former deputy and his son returned fire. The second assailant, who was also injured, has been detained by police.
The motive for the attack remains unclear, but according to Doğan News Agency, the assailants reportedly own a jewelry store and currency exchange office in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district.
Yıldız was twice elected to Parliament for ANAP. During his terms, he alleged that he had been blackmailed by the head of a criminal gang for $100,000.