Gendarmerie forces capture DHKP-C militants in lorry’s flatbed in Turkey’s Edirne
EDİRNEFour suspected outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) militants were captured in the flatbed of a lorry by gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne on May 15, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The gendarmerie forces found the militants, including one woman, on the verge of fainting due to airlessness in the lorry’s flatbed at the Kapıkule border gate in Edirne.
The militants were reportedly trying to flee abroad.
Gendarmerie teams raided a parking area near the border gate at the village of Kemalköy based on a tip-off.
The suspects, identified only by their initials T.A., M.V., C.V. and F.V., were detained and taken to a local gendarmerie station for judicial proceedings.
Officials stated that they had identified the suspects as DHKP-C militants for whom an Istanbul court had imposed a ban on leaving the country.
An investigation is ongoing into the incident.