Turkey arrests 90 far-left terror suspects

by MCR Correspondent

At least 93 people have been arrested on 29th October, 2020 over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group.

This was done as part of Istanbul-based counter-terrorism operations across 12 provinces of Turkey.

Security sources speaking on condition of anonymity said, “Turkish security forces began simultaneous operations across 12 provinces in the country following an arrest warrant issued for 120 suspects for their alleged links to DHKP-C by Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office.”

“The suspects are accused of being senior DHKP-C members and seeking sensational actions to raise the motivation of the terror group members,” the source added.

While 93 of the suspects were arrested by the security teams, search for the remaining 27 suspects is underway.

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.

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