Rome Newsroom, Jan 31, 2024 / 10:10 am
The sole victim of Sunday’s attack on a Catholic church in Istanbul was a Muslim man who regularly attended Mass, according to his relatives.
Tuncer Murat Cihan, a 52-year-old Turkish man, was killed when two gunmen opened fire in Santa Maria Church in Istanbul’s Sariyer district during Mass on Jan. 28.
Cihan was an Alevi Muslim with a mental disability who had attended Catholic Mass on Sundays in the months before he was killed in the terrorist attack, two of his relatives told local Turkish media.
“He was coming to church with me,” Kazım Aydemir, the victim’s uncle, told Gazete Duvar.