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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 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.

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.

US blacklists agent of Marxist Turkish group

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted an operative with the radical Marxist group which claimed the suicide bombing of the US embassy in Ankara earlier this year in which one person died. Bulut Yayla was designated a terrorist under a State Department order, while the listing of the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C) was also reviewed and Washington decided to keep up its designation as a foreign terrorist organization.

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.

Police launch operation against DHKP/C in Istanbul

The Istanbul Police Department launched an operation against the left-wing Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) terrorist organization in the city’s Sultangazi district on Wednesday.Police raided a house which belongs to the terrorist group and seized explosive devices and weapons.Sources say the investigation is under way and that the police are still searching for further evidence.

Turkish Marxist group claims twin attacks in capital

A radical Turkish Marxist group claimed responsibility on Wednesday for twin attacks on the justice ministry and the headquarters of the ruling party in a statement posted on their Internet site. "Our warriors hit the justice ministry and the AKP headquarters... at the heart of Ankara on March 19," the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C) said on their Halkin Sesi website. Turkish authorities had already blamed the group for the simultaneous grenade and rocket attacks late Tuesday against the buildings, in which one person was slightly wounded.
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