Kurdistan Freedom Falcons TAK deny any
involvement in Ibrahim Tatlises shooting
ISTANBUL, — Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK)
denied allegations appearing on Turkish media about
their claiming responsibility for the armed
attack against famous Kurdish singer
İbrahim Tatlıses, noting that a fake web-site has
been opened in their name.
The statement on TAK’s web-site remarked that the
news appearing on Turkish media is an effort to
block the finding of actual perpetrators.
TAK’s statement is as follows; “Some triggers,
changing the extension of our web-site and making a
joint work with TRT, firstly claimed responsibility
for the armed attack against Ibrahim Tatlises the
name of us and now they are trying to falsify the
event by announcing it through TRT and to mislead
the public opinion.
The groundless and lie news, which was published on
March 16th on TRT’s web-site and wrote ‘TAK claimed
responsibility for the Tatlises attack’, reveal the
colonist Turkish state and its special war organs
are trying to cover their own dirt with a concern to
camouflage themselves. With this kind of cheap
virtual fraudulence that can easily be notice by
even an ordinary web user, they have been attempting
to block the discovery of the actual perpetrators.
“It should be known clearly that the lie and dirty
face of AKP has once again approved itself with this
kind of news. The manner and consequences of this
game show that the attack on Ibrahim Tatlises is a
counter-insurgency action which had completely been
“Everyone should know that TAK, with its word and
action, is the war organization of the Kurdish
people. It is decisive and clear on the action line.
Not any attack has been or will be an obstacle
"AKP and Fethullah supporter media had claimed, in a
process when the perpetrator was caught, that the
responsibility for the attack on Ibrahim Tatlıses
was claimed by TAK. The news basing on TRT and Zaman
had showed a “fake” web-site as the address of the
Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) denied allegations
appearing on Turkish media about their claiming
responsibility for the armed attack against famous
Kurdish singer Ibrahim Tatlises, noting that a fake
web-site has been opened in their name.
Ibrahim Tatlises, the Turkish-born Kurdish superstar
shot in the head on March 14.
The TAK, a Kurdish separatist
group in Turkey. Some observers believe it's little more than a front for the PKK
(Kurdistan Workers' Party),www.ekurd.netthe
Kurdish separatist group that fought the Turkish
army for self-rule in the mainly Kurdish southeast
of Turkey .
But others say there is strong evidence it is a splinter group led by commanders
who have split from the PKK because of dissatisfaction with its tactics, along
the lines of the Real IRA and the IRA.
15 people arrested in
connection with shooting of singer Ibrahim Tatlises
15 people have been arrested in connection with the
shooting of Kurdish singer Ibrahim Tatlises on March
14. The four people are said to be Abdullah
Ucmak (who was released from prison only 20 days
Apparently police are working on a "entertainment
mafia-style" affair as to Tatlises shooting.
Abdullah Ucmak apparently used to be a friend of the
Kurdish singer. At the same time a few years ago
Ucmak had been involved in another shooting incident
involving program organizer Hasan Bora. Bora was
once a partner of Tatlises, but in the mid nineties
the two got cold feet about each other.
Bora had accused Tatlises of extortion, and once
Tatlises' wealth came to be counted in the billions,
Bora had armed himself from head to foot, asserting
his right to every penny earned by Tatlises.
Abdullah Ucmak apparently hired a hit man and had
Bora shot in 1999, or so the story goes. Bora
escaped the attack unscathed thanks to a
bullet-proof vest, and had the ingenuity to hire the
same men to shoot Ucmak.
Confused and confusing as it might be, this web of
power, money, success, fame could be hard to
Ibrahim Tatlises fighting
Famous singer Ibrahim Tatlises is fighting for his
life in hospital after he was seriously injured in a
shooting in Istanbul.
The 59-year-old musician was reportedly gunned down
in the early hours of Saturday morning (12Mar11) as
he left a television studio in the city with his
spokeswoman, Buket Cakici.
A bullet pierced his skull and surgeons performed a
four-hour operation in a bid to stabilise his
Chief surgeon Caglar Cuhadaroglu tells the Afp, "His
life is still in danger but the situation has
improved since he arrived at hospital."
Cakici was shot in the neck in the incident, but is
now said to be stable.
Tatlises remains in an intensive care unit, while
police have launched a hunt for the gunman.
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