DHKP-CDevrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi (Turkey terrorists, Revolutionist, Savior Party of People)
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Speaking in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the two teachers had participated in activities organised by the DHKP-C prior to their dismissal, and had been members of the militant group since 2012 -- an accusation challenged by their lawyer.
The DHKP-C claimed responsibility earlier this month for an attack on the U.S.
One DHKP-C suspect, a woman, was killed in a gunfight with police in Istanbul, Anadolu reported.
The DHKP-C had published pictures showing one of the militants -- his face concealed by a scarf with the group's red and yellow insignia -- holding a gun to the hostage's head at his offices in Istanbul.
The hostage-taking was an act of revenge for Elvan's death, the DHKP-C said on its website.
Justice Minister Kenan Ipek said the two members of the extreme leftist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) who took prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, 46, hostage on Tuesday had "held a gun to the nation".
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the bombing comes less than a week after far-left group DHKP-C said it was behind a grenade attack on police near the prime minister's office in Istanbul.
(39) "Iste DHKP-C'nin Suriye ussu," Haber 7, March 31, 2013.
Cet attentat a ete revendique par un mouvement arme turc d'extreme-gauche, le Parti/Front revolutionnaire de liberation du peuple (DHKP-C).
According to Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler, law-enforcement authorities had information that the suicide bomber, a Turkish national, was a known member of the outlawed leftist group, the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, and had been previously jailed on terrorism charges, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Istanbul, Rabi'I 21, 1434, Feb 2, 2013, SPA -- Turkey's outlawed leftwing radical group Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide attack on the US embassy in Ankara, dpa reported.