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Turkey: Far-left terrorist gets 46 years in prison

DHKP-C member Gokhan Yildirim convicted of many crimes including being member of armed terror group

Fatih Hafız Mehmet   | 09.11.2018
Turkey: Far-left terrorist gets 46 years in prison

Ankara

By Mustafa Hatipoglu

ISTANBUL

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced a far-left terrorist to 46 years in prison for being member of an armed terror group and other crimes.

Gokhan Yildirim was allegedly an Istanbul administrator of the DHKP-C terror group.

The Istanbul 22nd Heavy Penal Court also found Yildirim guilty of "qualified robbery" , "malicious wounding", "threatening", harming public property and forgery of official documents.

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

The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union.



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