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DHKP-C terrorist on wanted list arrested in Istanbul

Turkish security forces in Istanbul on Thursday arrested a wanted senior terrorist of the DHKP-C, according to a security source.

The forces acted on intelligence saying that Meryem Ozsogut was hiding out in the Fatih Sultan Mehmet neighborhood of Sariyer, said a security source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Security forces arrested Ozsogut -- who is on Turkey’s most wanted terrorists list -- and two others during the raid.

Many guns, bullets and digital materials were also seized, as well as organizational documents.
The DHKP-C is responsible for a number of terror attacks in Turkey, including the 2013 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, which left a Turkish security guard martyred and a Turkish journalist injured.

The extreme-left group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union.