Wanted DHKP-C terror suspect detained

Wanted DHKP-C terror suspect detained

İZMİR- Anadolu Agency
Wanted DHKP-C terror suspect detained

Turkish security forces detained a senior member of DHKP-C terrorist organization in western Izmir province, a security source said on June 18. 

The suspect, identified by the initials M.S.D., was detained in an operation conducted by a counter-terrorism squad of the police in Bornova district.

It was stated that he was responsible for financial activities of the terror group.

In 2011, the suspect was nabbed in an operation in Izmir and he fled abroad after his release about seven months later.

He was convicted for being a member of a terrorist organization and sought by the Interpol with a red notice.

The DHKP-C is responsible for a number of terror attacks in Turkey, including a 2013 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, which martyred a Turkish security guard.

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