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Turkey: Wanted DHKP-C terror suspect nabbed in Istanbul

6 other suspects arrested in anti-terror operation against far-left group

Halil Demir   | 20.06.2019
Turkey: Wanted DHKP-C terror suspect nabbed in Istanbul

ISTANBUL 

Turkish police arrested a wanted suspect of a far-left terror group in Istanbul Thursday, a security source said.

Raiding a place occupied by the terror suspects in the Kagithane district, counter-terrorism squads arrested Kamile Kayir, the so-called head of the DHKP-C terror group in Turkey, said the source speaking anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Kayir, codenamed Derya, was on the wanted terrorists list of Turkey’s Interior Ministry, which is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

The anti-terror operation also saw the arrest of six other terror suspects, who were lawyers.

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 EU.

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