Turkish police on Tuesday shot dead two assailants from a leftist organisation, branded "terrorists" by authorities, who attacked a security checkpoint outside Istanbul's main court, killing one person and injuring five, officials said.
Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said the assailants were members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) -- a fringe leftist group that has staged periodic attacks in Turkey since the 1980s.
The DHKP-C issued no initial claim of responsibility.
In 2014, Washington offered a $3 million reward for the capture of the group's leaders.
"Two terrorists, one a woman and the other a man, were neutralised."
Erdogan said the attack injured three police and three civilians, one of whom died later.
"I heard 20-25 gunshots. There was great panic and fear at that moment. We didn't know which way to go. The police blocked the entrance and exit and gathered everyone inside".
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