Wanted DHKP-C terrorist apprehended in Istanbul

Wanted DHKP-C terrorist apprehended in Istanbul

ISTANBUL-Anadolu Agency
Wanted DHKP-C terrorist apprehended in Istanbul

Turkish police nabbed a wanted terrorist of a far-left terror group on Dec. 20 as part of an anti-terror operation in Istanbul, according to security sources. 

Counter-terrorism squads apprehended Oya Aslan, a so-called high-ranking official in the DHKP-C terror group, at a house in the İkitelli district where she was reportedly hiding for three years, according to the sources who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Aslan was on the green category of the Interior Ministry’s wanted terrorist list.

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

Police also arrested Yüksel Doğan, another DHKP-C suspect, who was hiding in the same house, and seized organizational documents and digital tools, the sources added.

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