14 detained in police raid on DHKP-C in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoFourteen alleged members of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) were detained in police raids in Istanbul’s Sultangazi district early March 24.
Police launched the raid on the DHKP-C in the city’s famous Gazi neighborhood, with anti-riot and special forces lending support to the anti-smuggling branch and public security branches with police helicopters and anti-riot vehicles.
A group of people resisting the police blocked a road in the neighborhood, defending themselves by setting garbage cans on fire, throwing stones and firing fireworks.
Two unregistered firearms, two hunting rifles and multiple bullets were seized in the operation.
The DHKP-C is a Marxist-Leninist party in Turkey that was founded in the late 1970s that has conducted numerous armed actions against the state. Turkey, the United States and the European Union all consider DHKP-C a terrorist organization.