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8 far-left terror suspects arrested in Turkey

Warrants were issued for 16 suspects allegedly linked to DHKP-C terror group

Halil Demir   | 22.09.2021
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ISTANBUL

Turkish security forces arrested eight suspects for their alleged links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group in Istanbul, according to security sources on Wednesday.

Prosecutors in Istanbul issued arrest warrants for 16 suspects for conducting propaganda for the terrorist organization, said the sources on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Anti-terror police arrested eight of the suspects in simultaneous raids at 14 addresses in Istanbul, they said, adding that efforts are ongoing to nab the remaining ones. Digital material and organizational documents were also seized.

The DHKP-C is responsible for a number of terror attacks in Turkey, including a 2013 attack on the US Embassy in Ankara, which martyred a Turkish security guard.

The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU.


*Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara

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