Mehmet Altun, perpetrator of the racist attack still at large:

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  • 10:49 1 August 2021
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KONYA - It was stated that the murderer of 7 people who lost their lives in the racist attack in Konya was Mehmet Altun. Altun is still at large after 40 hours passed after the massacre in Konya. 
It was stated that Mehmet Altun was the murderer of 7 members of the Dedeoğulları family as a result of the racist attack in Meram district of Konya. It has been learned that Altun is the brother of Ayşe Keleş, who took part in the racist attack on the Dedeoğulları family on May 12. Konya Chief Public Prosecutor's Office announced that 13 people were detained within the scope of the investigation. However, information on the names of those detained was not shared.
The Konya Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, which started an investigation after the racist massacre, announced that 13 people, whose names were not disclosed, were detained. Although 40 hours have passed since the massacre, the murderer Altun has still not been caught. 
Maviş Aydın, one of the lawyers who met with the Konya Chief Public Prosecutor, said that they were not given any information about the identity of the murderer. Aydın shared the information, however, that the perpetrator's wife and parents were detained as part of the investigation.
Konya Bar Association President Mustafa Aladağ, whom we contacted regarding the issue, said that they could not reach any official information regarding the identity of the perpetrator, and that they learned from the press that the murderer was Mehmet Altun. 

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