Abdullah Çatlı

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Person.png Abdullah Çatlı   NamebaseRdf-icon.png
(Spook, Assassin)
Abdullah Çatlı.jpg
BornErzincan, Turkey
Died3 November 1996
Susurluk, Balıkesir, Turkey
Victim ofSusurluk car crash
A contract killer and figure in the Turkish underworld, who was killed in the 1996 Susurluk car crash.

Abdullah Çatlı was a Grey Wolves assassin who was killed in the 1996 Susurluk car crash. The discovery by local police of his body, together with an array of diplomatic passports was a huge step towards the exposure of the Turkish Deep State.[1]


Çatlı was responsible, along with Haluk Kırcı and several other MHP members, for the 9 October 1978 Bahçelievler Massacre in which seven university students, members of the Workers Party of Turkey (TIP), were murdered.[2][3]

He is also said to have helped Mehmet Ali Ağca murder the left-wing newspaper editor Abdi İpekçi on 1 January 1979, in Istanbul,[4] and helped Ağca escape from an Istanbul military prison, in 1979.[2]


  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AARtO88G5Ag
  2. a b Kinzer, Stephen (10 December 1996). "Scandal Links Turkish Aides to Deaths, Drugs and Terror". New York Times. pp. A1, A14.

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  3. Yalçın, Soner; Yurdakul, Doğan (1997). "The Bahcelievler Massacre". Reis: Gladio’nun Türk Tetikçisi (in Turkish). Su Yayinlari.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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  4. Lucy Komisar (6 April 1997), The Assassins of a Pope Archived 11 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Albion Monitor.