10 more detained alleged links to DHKP-C

Turkish police detain more people in operations in Istanbul and Antalya provinces on Saturday, as part of a crackdown on banned Marxist-Leninist group in the aftermath of a deadly raid on Istanbul’s courthouse.

10 more detained alleged links to DHKP-C

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Turkish police on Saturday continued its crackdown on alleged members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) terrorist group.

Ten more people were detained in operations Saturday in Istanbul and Antalya provinces.

Police raided 38 different locations, including a culture center and buildings of some associations in Okmeydani district, following an assault on Istanbul’s police department, in which one attacker was killed and another was arrested.

Two unlicensed guns, an automatic rifle, a jammer device and a numbers of bullets were seized during the operation.

The police operations come after a hostage standoff on Tuesday where members of DHKP-C raided an Istanbul courthouse and killed Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz.

On Wednesday, 29 people with alleged links to the terrorist group were also detained in western Izmir, Eskisehir and southern Antalya.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Nisan 2015, 11:46