Istanbul’s Silivri police chief commits suicide in office
ISTANBULThe police chief of the Silivri district of Istanbul, Hakan Çalışkan, committed suicide in his office with a service pistol on July 31, the Istanbul security general directorate has stated.
Çalışkan was found dead in his office with a gunshot wound to his head by colleagues in the early hours of the morning.
Health units immediately rushed to the scene but the police chief was confirmed dead.
The Istanbul security general directorate said Çalışkan committed suicide with his service pistol.
“According to initial findings from the crime scene examination, it is understood that Hakan Çalışkan, the third degree police chief of the Silivri district security directorate, committed suicide with his own service pistol at his office due to an unclear reason. More information will be provided following a detailed investigation regarding the issue,” read a statement by the Istanbul security directorate.
Istanbul Police Chief Mustafa Çalışkan has also gone to the Silivri security directorate to be briefed about the incident.
Following an initial examination, Çalışkan’s body was transferred to the Istanbul Forensics Institute for an autopsy.
Çalışkan, a father of two, was appointed as the police chief to the district in December 2016, replacing Hakan Er. He reportedly focused on anti-drug efforts in the district.