Nov. 28, 2017
- Istanbul’s new mayor had been one of the lawyers defending Islamist arsonists in what is known as the “Sivas case”.
- They set the hotel alight, while policemen allegedly stood by and watched as 37 people were killed. The city’s Islamist mayor refused to send firefighters to put out the blaze. The assault took eight hours, without any intervention from the police, military or fire department.