Police detain three DHKP-C suspects for scouting Istanbul police HQ, courthouse
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyThree suspects alleged to belong to the outlawed leftist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) were detained on Oct. 8, after suspiciously monitoring the Istanbul police headquarters and the main Çağlayan courthouse.
Police detained a 46-year-old woman, identified only as Güzin T., at around 2:40 p.m. on Oct. 8. No suspicious material was found during the body search of the woman, who was later arrested by court.
Güzin T. is reported to have been contracted by foreign countries for the DHKP-C in an attack that killed a police officer in 1998. She was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for the attack and was released after serving her time in jail.
The authorities believe that she may have been planning a bomb attack.
Meanwhile, two men identified as Sevcan A. and Berker C., who were protesting in front of the Çağlayan courthouse on Oct. 8, were also detained by police.
The two suspects are also reported to have been in a relationship to the DHKP-C.
Another suspected DHKP-C member, 23-year-old Cemil K., faces up to 21 years in prison for monitoring the Anadolu courthouse in Istanbul’s Kartal district on Sept. 16, wearing a police uniform that he had illegally procured.