Published On: Wed, Apr 1st,

Prosecutor Died Of Injuries After Istanbul Hostage Shootout


After hours negotiations the Turkish security forces stormed courthouse in Istanbul where the far-left Turkish group’s member held hostage him but during battling lost his life as well two captors also killed.

A photograph was published by the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), in which a gunman appears put the gun on prosecutor’s head also captioned if their demands wouldn’t be fulfilled so prosecutor would be killed by them.

Three bullets entered in head of Mehmet Selim Kiraz during the fight and two in his body, despite being rushed to medical center for emergency surgical treatment, lost his breath, President of Turkey, Mr. Tayyip Erdogan said.

The negotiations were being done between security forces and two terrorists who took into custody prosecutor in a courthouse, situated in central Istanbul but when those two members of a banned leftist group maintained on demands as security forces declined to approve.

After talks, the noise of firing, blasts rose from the building and smoke caught wind and in the result two terrorists killed in this severe fight as well as prosecutor.

The authorities tried to resolve the issue with lines of communications which established with with the hostage-takers but they didn’t agree and forced us to launch shooting in building but unfortunately couldn’t safe Kiraz who was in custody of them, Police chief Selami Altinok .

Te late prosecutor was leading probe into the death of the 15-year-old Berkin Elvan previous March, who suffered from coma as his head wounded in anti-government protests and after remaining nine-month in coma died.

The two hostage-takers were demanding to police that they wanted person who is responsible Elvan death, to confess on television and to be punished him, the DHKP-C mentioned on its website.