Car used in Istanbul attack parked for three days
Toygun Atilla – ISTANBULA bomb-laden car that was used in a deadly bomb attack in the central Vezneciler neighborhood of Istanbul on June 7 had been left parked at a multi-story car park for three days before the attack, police have revealed.
Istanbul counter-terrorism police have revealed that the Renault-model car used in the attack was rented from a car rental company after examining footage from city surveillance cameras and crime scene investigations.
After examining GPS records of the car rental company and comparing footage, police traced the vehicle to a multi-story car park in the Eminönü neighborhood near the scene of attack.
Accordingly, it has been revealed that the car was parked in the Mercan multi-story car park between May 29 and June 2 at a cost of 72 Turkish Liras. The car was later taken to an unknown location before finally being parked at Vezneciler on the day of the attack.
Meanwhile, counter-terrorism police have also accessed footage of the suspects who carried out the attack.
The car bomb targeting a police vehicle in Vezneciler during the morning rush hour killed 11 people, six of whom were police officers, while wounding 36 others on June 7.