Today: Monday, 26 February 2024 year

A person was killed in an attack on a Catholic church in Istanbul.

A person was killed in an attack on a Catholic church in Istanbul.

In Istanbul, one person died in an armed attack on the Catholic Church during prayer, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said in X.

“Today at 11:40 am, as a result of an armed attack in the Catholic Church of St. Mary in the Sariyer district of Istanbul (in the north of the city), citizen D.T. was killed,” he wrote.


The minister said the two attackers were wearing masks and were “participating” in Sunday prayers.
Yerlikaya announced the launch of a full-scale investigation into the attack. The search for the perpetrators is now underway.

The media initially reported one wounded.