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| Galip Balkar |
|Died||1983-03-11 (Age 46)|
Cause of death
|Alma mater||Ankara University|
Assassinated by Armenians while Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia
Galip Balkar was a Turkish diplomat.
On 9 March 1983 two Armenian armed men opened fire with small firearms into Galip Balkar's car, which had stopped at the intersection of red traffic lights in the heart of Belgrade. The two attackers then tried to flee. Two Yugoslav security agents pursued them and the shots were exchanged.
Galip Balkar died on 11 March in a neurosurgical clinic in Belgrade, where he was in a critical condition after emergency surgery.