| Abdullah Çatlı |
|Died||3 November 1996|
Susurluk, Balıkesir, Turkey
|Victim of||Susurluk 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.
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.
He is also said to have helped Mehmet Ali Ağca murder the left-wing newspaper editor Abdi İpekçi on 1 January 1979, in Istanbul, and helped Ağca escape from an Istanbul military prison, in 1979.
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- Lucy Komisar (6 April 1997), The Assassins of a Pope Archived 11 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Albion Monitor.