Policeman killed in anti-drug operation
Armed assailants opened fire on the team in Bağcılar district wounding officers Erkan Gökteke in the chest and Yunus Nacar in the arm.
They were rushed to the hospital but Gökteke succumbed to his wounds.
In the aftermath of the incident, a search operation backed by helicopters was launched.
Three suspects were arrested and the weapons used in the attack were seized.
Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya extended his condolences to the family of the killed police officer and to the Turkish nation.