Turkish leftist militant leader dies of cancer

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

Turkish leftist militant leader dies of cancer
World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish leftist militant DHKP-C organization's leader has died of cancer, Sabah Daily reported.

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

DHKP-C militant organization leader Dursun Karataş dies of cancer at a hospital in Brussels.

DHKP-C organization leader Dursun Karataş had been receiving cancer treatment in Brussels for a long time and was wanted in connection to terrorism offenses.

News had surfaced claiming Karataş had passed away, however the claims were refuted. Karataş 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. Karataş was caught on September 30th, 1980 after the September 12th operation. Karataş was sentenced to death but after the trial, his charge was turned into a life sentence.
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