Intel sends DHKP/C attackers list to police

Intel sends DHKP/C attackers list to police

Intel sends DHKP/C attackers list to police

A DHKP/C member holds an attack on US Embassy in Ankara on Feb 1. AA photo

Turkey’s National Intelligence Unit (MİT) has warned police departments about possible attacks by an outlawed leftist group, the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), sending them a list of 104 people who are connected to the group, daily Milliyet reported yesterday.

The file sent to police departments on Jan. 11 by the MİT included 33 people who are already wanted. The names and photographs of 104 alleged DHKP/C members were on the list, 34 of which were women. The MİT also sent 12 pieces of identification information that might be used by the outlawed organization.

Warning of attacks

Following the MİT’s warning, the police intelligence bureau secretary sent a warning to all police departments on Feb. 11 regarding possible DHKP/C attacks.

The police departments were warned that the DHKP/C is planning to increase its strength as dissolution of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is on the agenda.

The DHKP/C is planning to carry out attacks at locations where international meetings are taking place and members have been working undercover infiltrating service positions, according to the warning.

The file also said that the outlawed organization might try to create chaos in the country by triggering provocative actions by nationalistic groups, naming 11 people who have been charged with organizing certain attacks. Suicide bomb attacks are also to be expected, the file noted, adding that the DHKP/C is using Facebook and Twitter to determine the names, addresses and identification information of police officers and called on intelligence units to intensify their work.