Leftist militant head's body to be burried in Turkey

Tanay, lawyer of Karatas, head of Turkish leftist militant DHKP-C organization, said that it was not clear where the funeral ceremony of Karatas would take place.

Leftist militant head's body to be burried in Turkey
World Bulletin / News Desk

Body of Dursun Karatas, head of Turkish leftist militant DHKP-C organization, who died in hospital in the Netherlands, will be brought to Istanbul on Thursday, Turkish Anatolian News Agency reported.

Taylan Tanay, lawyer of Karatas, said that it was not clear where the funeral ceremony of Karatas would take place.

Karatas had been receiving cancer treatment in Brussels for a long time and was wanted in connection to terrorism offenses.

Karata was wanted by Interpol in 174 separate countries for 150 separate charges.

Karatas had founded the Revolutionist Left Fraction at Istanbul Technical University in 1978. The organization murdered former Prime Minister Nihat Erim and MHP's former Assistant Leader Gün Sazak. Karatas was caught on September 30th, 1980 after the September 12th operation. Karatas was sentenced to death but after the trial, his charge was turned into a life sentence.

Last Mod: 14 Ağustos 2008, 11:08
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