Senior DHKP/C militant captured in Istanbul

Senior DHKP/C militant captured in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Senior DHKP/C militant captured in Istanbul

The far-left group DHKP/C's senior member Hatice Ruken Kılıç was captured on Feb. 2 in Istanbul following an operation by the Turkish authorities.

Counter-terrorism units in Istanbul and Turkish Intelligence Organization (MİT) held a joint operation to nab the militant, who was wanted under the "blue" category of the Interior Ministry.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

Following intelligence reports suggesting Kılıç and Serkan Örs were residing in Istanbul, the security forces launched the operation and arrested them.

In addition, Turkish security elements found a gun, bullets, and digital and organizational documents affiliated with the group. Kılıç, along with Hatice Aşık, attacked the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul on Aug. 10, 2015. Aşık was arrested in an injured condition but Kılıç managed to escape the crime scene.

The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union.