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US offers rewards to find Turkish leftists

The United States has offered $3 million rewards to find the elusive leaders of a militant left-wing Turkish movement that last year attacked the US embassy in Ankara. The US State Department said it would offer the money for information leading to the location of three leaders of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C): Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari, and Seher Demir Sen.

Turkey arrests man with fake bomb outside PM office

Turkish police arrested a "mentally unstable" man carrying a fake bomb outside the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, officials said, causing a security scare in the capital. Local television stations had initially reported that police had shot and wounded the suspect but officials and witnesses later said they wrestled him to the ground and only fired shots in the air. "This individual was carrying a device resembling a bomb but in fact it was not one," Interior Minister Muammer Guler told reporters, describing him as "mentally unstable".

Turkey arrests man with fake bomb outside PM office

Turkish police arrested a "mentally unstable" man carrying a fake bomb outside the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, officials said, causing a security scare in the capital. Local television stations had initially reported that the suspect was shot and wounded by police but officials and witnesses later said they wrestled him to the ground and only fired shots in the air. "This individual was carrying a device resembling a bomb but in fact it was not one," Interior Minister Muammer Guler told reporters, describing him as "mentally unstable".

Turkey police shot dead one suspect after rocket attack

Turkish police shot dead one suspect and wounded another after a rocket attack on a police headquarters in the capital Ankara late Friday, officials said. During the Friday attack, two rockets hit the police building in the Dikmen suburb and another device that did not explode was found in a neighbouring garden, Interior Minister Muammer Guler said. In an operation launched after the incident, police teams killed "one of the two terrorists" and wounded another after the alleged attackers did not heed warnings to surrender, police said in a statement on Saturday.

Ankara police headquarters attacked by rocket fire

Turkey's police headquarters came under attack from rocket fire in the capital Ankara on Friday evening, but no one was hurt, the interior minister said. Two rockets hit the building in the Dikmen suburb, Muammer Guler said, adding that another device that did not explode was found in a neighbouring garden. Police have set up roadblocks in a bid to intercept those responsible, the Dogan agency reported.

Rockets hit Turkish police compound in Ankara, no one hurt

ANKARA (Reuters) - A police compound in the Turkish capital Ankara was struck by three rockets on Friday, Interior Minister Muammer Guler said. Two buildings belonging to the national police directorate in the district of Dikmen were hit, but no one was hurt, Guler said. A third rocket fell into the grounds. Dikmen is one of the places across Turkey where anti-government protests have flared in recent months.

Greek police arrest German suspected of spying for Turks

A 72-year-old German was arrested on the Greek island of Chios in the eastern Aegean suspected of spying on behalf of unknown Turkish nationals, police said Saturday. "For at least three years, he photographed camps and other infrastructure of the (Greek) armed forces in Chios and was paid to give the material to Turkish nationals," the police said in a statement. Last week, four men -- two Greeks and two Turks of Kurdish origin -- were arrested by the coastguard off Chios, for transferring a large amount of weapons and explosives to Turkey.

Turkish militants held in Greece for weapons: minister

ANKARA/ATHENS (Reuters) - Two members of a Turkish militant group have been arrested in Greek waters with a boatload of weapons heading for Turkey, Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said in Ankara on Wednesday. One of them, Hasan Biber, is a member of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) suspected of carrying out an attack on the headquarters of the ruling AK Party earlier this year, Guler told reporters.

Greece releases DHKP/C terror suspects

Greece has released 13 suspected members of the terrorist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), in what is likely to become a diplomatic scandal with Turkey.The DHKP/C is a terrorist organization, which recently attacked the US Embassy and later a ministry building and the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) headquarters in Ankara. In the US Embassy attack on Feb.

3 detained in operation against DHKP/C in Istanbul

Three people were detained in Istanbul on Wednesday evening in an operation targeting the terrorist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C).A team from the Istanbul Police Department's counterterrorism unit raided seven locations in the Sultangazi district where suspected members of the terrorist group were believed to be staying. Weapons were seized and three people were detained by the police during the operation. The area where the operation was conducted was temporarily closed off by the police.
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