Former transport minister’s brother attacked in Istanbul
ISTANBULİlhami Yıldırım, the brother of former Transport Minister Binali Yıldırım, who is currently serving as an advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was assaulted with a gun on Feb 10.
The incident occurred in the Mehmet Akif neighborhood of Istanbul’s Çekmeköy district, with eyewitnesses saying assailants opened fire on İlhami Yıldırım, who is the chair of the Istanbul branch of the Red Crescent, while he was in his car, before fleeing the scene.
Yıldırım’s driver, Bünyamin Bilen, was reportedly wounded in the attack, while Yıldırım himself fell and injured his knees as he was trying to escape.
Bilen was rushed to Ümraniye State hospital and is currently in a good condition, say hospital officials.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.