There were 2 residents of Kadıköy among the 44 people who lost their lives in the bomb attack that took place in Beşiktaş on Saturday, December 10. Chief Police Officer, Kadir Yıldırım was sent off on eternal journey in Fikirtepe and 28-year-old bank officer Selin Çelik in Fenerbahçe
There was another bloody attack on Saturdayevening, December 10, in Istanbul. A total of 44 people including 37 police officers lost their lives in the bombing attack against the riot squad on duty near Beşiktaş Vodafone Arena. Among the police officers lost their lives was Police Chief Kadir Yıldırım from Kadıköy. Yıldırım's funeral was brought to his father's house in Fikirtepe on Monday. Extensive security measures were taken at the funeral with participation of hundreds of citizens. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Kadıköy Mayor Aykurt Nuhoğlu, Istanbul Provincial Police Chief Mustafa Çalışkan, Kadıköy District Police Chief Kenan Kurt and many Kadıköy residents attended the funeral of Yıldırım.
After receiving blessings outside his home, coffin of martyr Yıldırım was brought to Ihsaniye Mosque on the shoulders of his friends in the neighborhood. Perihan, mother of Kadir Yıldırım, his father Mustafa, his wife Gülümser and children Buğra and Dilara came to the mosque with the citizens who attended martyr Chief Police Officer Yıldırım's funeral.
After the funeral prayer in the afternoon, Yıldırım's coffin was taken to the funeral car. Kadıköy Mayor Aykurt Nuhoglu, conveyed his condolences to the family of martyr Chief Police Officer Yıldırım. Yıldırım's funeral was sent to Edirnekapı Martyrs' Cemetery for burial.
WAS SENT OFF TO FINAL JOURNEY IN FENERBAHÇE
Selin Çelik, who lost her life in the bomb attack, was caught in the attack in the shared taxi that she took to go to Taksim. Çelik, who was seriously injured in the attack, could not be saved despite all the interventions. The funeral of Çelik, who passed away on Monday, December 12, was taken to Fenerbahçe Mosque on Tuesday, December 13. Çelik's relatives, school friends and acquaintances attended the funeral. Kadıköy Mayor Aykurt Nuhoglu also attended the ceremony and conveyed his condolences to her family. After the funeral prayer in the afternoon, Çelik's funeral was buried in Karacaahmet Cemetery next to her father who passed away three years ago.