Istanbul police detain 15 over mafia clashes that killed one, injured seven
ISTANBULPolice on June 4 detained 15 people in relation to a deadly mafia armed clash the previous day that killed one person and injured seven others in the Istanbul district of Güngören.
A group driving a white colored car had on June 3 fired upon a group of others in front of a cafe on a busy street in Güngören, killing a man identified as Birol Çakar.
The incident was recorded on security cameras, which saw the car fleeing the scene after the attack.
During the operations on June 4, police reportedly seized two Kalashnikovs and two guns believed to belong to the detained individuals.
The suspects were taken to the Istanbul Police Headquarters on Vatan Street for an interrogation.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by the “Sarallar” mafia group on the “Şirinler” group linked to well-known crime boss Sedat Şahin.
Şahin is known for his feud with gang leader Hüseyin Saral.