Ex-convict murders five family members including two sons in Istanbul
An ex-convict killed five people including his 16-year-old and 21-year-old sons in the late hours of March 6 in three separate addresses in Istanbul.
Şinasi Gürkan first went to his brother-in law’s house to kill him and his son.
While his nephew lost his life at the scene, the father was severely injured and taken to hospital, where he later passed away.
Gürkan later went out and killed his brother in his vehicle in the Avcılar district where the latter was residing.
As the incident came to light, police forces and medical teams were dispatched to the crime scene, along with a public prosecutor on duty, only to find the lifeless body of the suspect’s brother.
Following this, the special operations team busted Gürkan’s house and discovered the bodies of his two sons.
Many operations were held in a bid to find Gürkan. After tracking his car, he was captured by police forces in a daily-rental house in the Şişli district.
After his detention, Gürkan gave an internal family dispute regarding an inheritance case as his reasoning for the murders in his testimony.
He also said that he was released about six months ago from a 15-year imprisonment on charges of killing another brother.
Besides the killer, five more suspects were captured in connections with the killings, including a taxi driver who transported Gürkan to his rental house in Şişli.