Memorial held for Turkish officer killed in Somalia mission bombing
AMASYA - Doğan News Agency
A memorial service was held today for Sinan Yılmaz killed in a bombing attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. AA PhotoA memorial service was held today for a Turkish special forces agent killed in a car bombing attack at the Turkish mission in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Sinan Yılmaz. The ceremony was held in Amasya, where he last served, and attended by his colleagues, his family and government officials.
After an autopsy conducted at the Forensic Institute in Ankara, his body was transferred via a helicopter to the Security Directorate in the Black Sea province of Amasya July 29, where the ceremony was held.
42-year-old Yılmaz was killed as a car loaded with explosives rammed into the gates of an office housing Turkish embassy staff in the Somali capital July 27, also wounding three other officers.
The Interior Minister Muammer Güler, Amasya Mayor Abdil Celil Öz and Somalia’s envoy to Ankara, Mursal Sheikh Abdurrahman, were present at the funeral and offered Yılmaz’s family their condolences.
Yılmaz had moved to Mogadishu last month for a temporary mission.