Muammer Nacakoglu


Age: 23

Turkish riot police officer who had been hospitalized at an intensive care unit for nearly a month after he was heavily wounded in the deadly Dec. 10, 2016 twin bomb attack by Kurdish militants, which killed 37 police officers and seven civilians outside the Vodafone Arena stadium in Istanbul's Besiktas district when a bomb-laden vehicle ran into riot police following a soccer match between Turkish football clubs Besiktas FC and Bursaspor while a suicide bomber blew himself up at Macka Park just across from the stadium, in which the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) militant offshoot has claimed reponsibility for the attack that also wounded more than 150 other people.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a bomb attack

Born: October 22, 1993

Died: January 4, 2017

Istanbul, Turkey