|Gombe Town Centre Crisis|
|Date: 6th August 2013|
The Gombe Town Centre Crisis was a small dispute which followed up to the creation Gömbe People's Republic.
A group of Gömbese men were stopped by two Gandarma (military police). The men started arguing with one of the Gandarma officers so the other shot a gun in the air. A fight almost broke out and the Gömbese men knew they would lose so they payed their penalty and fled. Hasan Çakar, an observer, knew this was a breach of Turkish military/police law and an act against the Gömbese people. He declared Gömbe's independent the day after.