Three Turks Arrested in Greece on Charges of Terrorism
by Theodora Matsaidoni - Jun 28, 2014
Greek authority representatives revealed that three Turkish citizens have been arrested and are currently held in custody, as it is believed that they are members of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C) of Turkey.
DHKP-C is a Marxist-Leninist organization, originally formed in 1978 by Dursun Karatas. It was named Revolutionary Left and renamed DHKP-C in 1994, after factional infighting. DHKP-C has been held responsible for many attacks against the Turkish army. On February 2013, a suicide bomber, member of the organization, attacked the U.S. embassy in Ankara. The EU, Turkey and the U.S. have declared it a terrorist organization.
The three suspects, two women and one man, were arrested in three different spots in Athens on Friday, June 27.
One of the women, aged 24, was wanted by the Greek police for her involvement in a case of ammunition transfer. The case was revealed on July 2013, when a boat loaded with ammunition was found off the Greek island of Chios, which is located near Turkey. However, Greek police were not the only ones looking for her, since Interpol had also issued a warrant for her arrest.
The other two Turks arrested by the Greek police are a 48-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man who are also facing with terrorism charges.
A few months ago, on February 2014, Greek Counter-terrorism Services had arrested another four Turkish Kurdish DHKP-C suspects in Athens. Heavy weaponry had been found hidden in their apartment, in the area of Gyzi in Athens.
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