Turkey conducts mass arrests in connection with the attack at the U.S. Embassy

Turkey conducts mass arrests in connection with the attack at the U.S. Embassy

Ankara : Turkey | Feb 19, 2013 at 12:13 AM PST
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Turkish law enforcement agencies carry out multiple detentions of activists leftist extremist group in connection with the blast in the beginning of February near the U.S. Embassy, ​​reported Agence France-Presse, with reference to Turkish Anatolia.

Arrest warrants issued against 167 people living in 28 cities. They all relate to the Marxist group "Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front" (DHKP-C), recognized in the U.S. and EU as a terrorist organization, reports RIA Novosti .

Day on February 1 at the service entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara explosion. As a result of the death of one employee of the embassy, ​​one visitor was injured. Was also killed in the explosion organizer - a member of DHKP-C 40-year Edzhevit Shanli.

In 1997, he was sentenced to prison for terrorism, but released the results of the medical examination as a mental illness. Grouping DHKP-C was established in 1978 and has positioned itself as an opposition to the U.S. and NATO. Earlier DHKP-C claimed responsibility for attacks on U.S. troops and other foreigners.

rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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