Germany detains senior extremist wanted by Turkey

Federal prosecutor’s office says suspect is key figure of terror group DKHP-C's European wing

Germany detains senior extremist wanted by Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Germany has detained a suspected member of the terror group DHKP-C, officials said on Saturday.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said that Musa Asoglu, 55, holds Dutch citizenship and was detained in Hamburg.

The office also said the suspect was a key figure of the European wing of the DKHP-C.

Asoglu had a price of 4 million Turkish liras (more than $1 million) put on his head and was also featured in the "category red" of Turkish Interior Ministry’s “wanted terrorists” list.

Last year, Turkey's Interior Ministry updated its list of "wanted terrorists", which includes 676 names.

The list is divided into five color-coded categories, red designating the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

Asoglu's detention came after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany of harboring terrorists last month.

“We are worried that Germany, which has been taking terror organizations like the PKK, DHKP-C under its wing, is now becoming a backyard for FETO,” he had said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Aralık 2016, 09:35