Suspects arrested after trying to forcibly enter parliament

Suspects arrested after trying to forcibly enter parliament

ANKARA
Suspects arrested after trying to forcibly enter parliament

An Ankara court has ordered the arrest of two suspects who were detained last week after attacking a staff member at the entrance hall of the Turkish Parliament on May 14.

A woman and a man who claimed to have an appointment with a lawmaker were denied entry to the parliament on May 14 after a security check revealed that a warrant had been issued for the woman for an offense of libel.

When they tried to take hostage a staff member, they were detained by the police and taken into custody.

Sharp objects they used in the attack and a fake bomb set-p were found on the suspects, local media later reported.

The woman and the man, identified respectively as Eylem Yücel and Mulla Zincir, were later determined to have connections with the far-left DHKP/C group, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Yücel and Zincir were on May 22 arrested on charges of “membership to a terrorist organization,” “resisting a civil servant on duty” and “holding [someone] captive.”

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