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4 charged in Germany on suspicion of terrorism

20 February 2014, 17:14

Berlin - German authorities say they've charged four Turkish men with belonging to a leftist terrorist organisation believed to be behind the suicide bombing on the US Embassy in Ankara last year.

The four men, Ozgur A, aged 32, Sonnur D, aged 37, Muzaffer D, aged 42, and Yusuf T, aged 40, are accused of belonging to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, since the 1990s or early 2000s.

Their last names were not provided in accordance with German privacy laws.

Federal prosecutors say they're suspected of raising funds and recruiting members in Germany, while Sonnur D and Yusuf T were also active in the Netherlands.

They were charged on 7 February, prosecutors said on Thursday.

DHKP-C advocates setting up a socialist state in Turkey and is accused of a string of bombings and assassinations there.

- AP


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