10 detained in DHKP-C operation in Istanbul
ISTANBULIstanbul police carried out an operation against the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C) in the city’s Sancaktepe district late on Aug. 17, detaining 10 suspects.
Anti-terror police raided a house in Sancaktepe after receiving intelligence on a possible meeting between militants of the DHKP-C.
The suspects detained, identified as Deniz Özellik, Garip Polat, Özlem Kütük, Selda Bulut, Dursun Göktaş, Erdinç Öksüz, Hüseyin Kütük, Kübra Sünnetçi, Yurdagül Gümüş and Eda An, included regional and provincial leaders of the outlawed group, Doğan News Agency reported.
The police seized electronic data from the house for examination by experts, while the suspects have been taken to the local police headquarters for interrogation.
The outlawed DHKP-C is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union and has staged suicide attacks against Turkish police and the U.S. Embassy in recent years.