1999 Istanbul bombings
|1999 Istanbul bombings|
|Location||Istanbul, Turkey (geographical coordinates )|
|Date||March 13/March 14, 1999 (UTC+2)|
|bombings and arson attack|
|Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)|
The 1999 Istanbul bombings were a pair of bombings that took place in Istanbul, Turkey on March 13 killing 13, and March 14, 1999, injuring 2. A third bomb was found in a Burger King outlet but successfully defused.
A Turkish court sentenced Cevat Soysal to 18 years and 9 months in prison on June 25, 2002, for allegedly having ordered the attack. Kurdish sources have disputed this verdict and claimed he was framed for the attack by Turkish authorities.
- Blue Market massacre: The March 13 attack was a petrol bomb that was detonated at a crowded shopping centre killing 13.
- The March 14 attack was a bomb placed under a truck, injuring a soldier and a person suspected to had placed the bomb. The bomb was detonated at 7:50 pm local time in the Bahçelievler district.
- bbc.co.uk Istanbul hit by another bomb, March 14, 1999
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