1999 Istanbul bombings
|1999 Istanbul bombings|
|Location||Istanbul, Turkey (geographical coordinates 41°00′44″N 28°58′34″E / 41.01224°N 28.976018°E)|
|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.
- 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.