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.
suspect, a woman, was killed in a gunfight with police in Istanbul, Anadolu reported.
has claimed responsibility for assassinations and bombings since the 1970s, but it has been relatively quiet in recent years.
US has listed the DHKP-C
, which wants a socialist state, as a terrorist organisation.
website said Sanli had committed a act of "self-sacrifice" on behalf of the group.
is listed as a terrorist organization both by Turkey and the U.
Recep Erdogan said the attack was the work of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C
has claimed responsibility for several attacks on government and other targets in recent years, including against the US consulate in Istanbul.
According to various sources, representatives of several concerned organisations had accepted this proposal, when everything broke down after an order came from -- Dursun Karatas, the leader of DHKP-C
-- who lives in exile in Europe, not to accept the compromise.
In a press conference, Davutoglu said "Ankara blast is step against Turkey's anti-terror operations on PKK, DHKP-C
, and Daesh (the Arabic acronym of so-called Islamic State).
Notably, the PKK works with the DHKP-C
within the HDP and within the larger umbrella of the PKK's larger front strategy.
, which is considered a terrorist organisation by the United States and Ankara, said that one of its members was involved in an attack on the US consulate in August.