Police arrests 54 suspects in investigation following Istanbul Courthouse attack

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Five of six suspects found to have made provocative posts on social media after the attack were arrested, says Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc

Police arrests 54 suspects in investigation following Istanbul Courthouse attack

Police nabbed 54 suspects following an investigation regarding an armed attack earlier this week by the DHKP-C terror organization at the Istanbul Caglayan Courthouse, Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc said.

Türkiye, the U.S. and the European Union have designated the DHKP-C as a terrorist organization. The terrorist group, following a far-left ideology, has been actively carrying out attacks and killings in the country since the 1980s.

Fourteen suspects were charged with "attempting to overthrow the constitutional order" and "aggravated murder," 33 were arrested for "membership in an armed terrorist organization" and one was arrested for "aiding the organization," he wrote on X.

Tunc said five of six suspects found to have made provocative posts on social media after the attack were arrested.

And a brother of one of the attackers, who was on trial in the 13th High Criminal Court at the time of the assault, was also involved in the attack, and was arrested for "attempting to overthrow the constitutional order."

"We will continue our fight with determination against all terrorist organizations that want to disrupt the peace of our country and our nation," said Tunc.

Two terrorists who opened fire at the police checkpoint on Feb. 6 in front of the Istanbul Caglayan Courthouse were killed. One woman was killed and six people, including three police officers, were injured.

Source: AA

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