Suspect confesses sending bomb-laden package to his father
ISTANBULA man confessed on Nov. 17 to sending a bomb-laden package to his father’s office, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Previously, Ali Can Kurdaş had denied being the person in the Nov. 14 surveillance camera footage.
“Would a son send a bomb to his father?” he said during his initial hearing, according to daily Sabah, before later admitting to sending the bomb-laden package that injured three people including his father.
Fingerprint evidence gathered from taxis used by Kurdaş were examined by the Istanbul Criminal Police Laboratory and revealed fingerprints that matched his prints.
Kurdaş said the motivation of the attack was related to his “childhood experiences.”
The blast occurred at a four-storey building at an electronics and engineering company owned by businessman Osman Özdemir Kurdaş in the Zümrütevler neighborhood of Maltepe on Nov. 14.
The package was delivered to the company by a courier at 2 p.m. and exploded after Osman Kurdaş opened the package addressed to him.
His arm was severely injured in the attack, while the company CEO and one other person were also taken to hospital after being wounded.