World Bulletin / News Desk
Twenty-seven people among more than 100 who were detained on Tuesday on suspected links to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), a left-wing group that was behind a recent suicide bomb attack on the US Embassy in Ankara, have been arrested.
Turkish police on Tuesday conducted simultaneous operations in 28 provinces, after taking out detention warrants for 167 people, most of whom are public servants working at various state agencies and institutions. The suspects are still being questioned by prosecutors and 27 of them were arrested after being referred to court following their interrogation by prosecutors.
Nineteen of the suspects were arrested in İstanbul while three were arrested in Bursa and six others in Malatya.
Turkish police have recently stepped up operations against the group, which has claimed responsibility for the attack on the US Embassy. A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the US Embassy in Ankara on Feb. 1, killing himself and a Turkish security guard and critically wounding a journalist on her way to visit the ambassador. Soon after the bombing, the far-left DHKP/C posted a statement on a website, claiming responsibility for the suicide attack, after which the group became the subject of intense scrutiny.Last Mod: 22 Şubat 2013, 13:38