Greece sentences senior DHKP-C member to prison
ATHENS – Anadolu AgencyA Greek court sentenced on June 3 a member of an outlawed Turkish leftist group to seven years in prison for his role in a 2011 explosion in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, which left one person dead.
The Thessaloniki Court of Appeals heard testaments from witnesses and found fingerprint evidence suggesting Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) leader Hüseyin Fevzi Tekin participated in the Thessaloniki explosion.
Tekin, one of the key members of the DHKP-C, was arrested last February under a false Bulgarian identity in an ammunition-laden safe house in Athens.
He was arrested along with Murat Korkut, Bilgehan Karpat and İsmail Akkol, suspected of being involved in the assassination of prominent Turkish businessman Özdemir Sabancı in 1996 in Istanbul.
Tekin was also convicted on charges of possession of weapons and explosives.
In mid-April, the Thessaloniki Court of Appeals refused Turkey’s demand to extradite Tekin pending Greece’s response to his request for