Galip Balkar

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Person.png Galip Balkar  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(diplomat)
Galip Balkar.jpg
Born1936
Istanbul, Turkey
Died1983-03-11 (Age 47)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Cause of death
gunshot
NationalityTurkish
Alma materAnkara University
Victim ofassassination
Assassinated by Armenians while Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia

Employment.png Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia

In office
1 November 1981 - 9 March 1983
Assassinated

Galip Balkar was a Turkish diplomat.

Assassination

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.


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