Turkish security forces captured seven wanted terrorists, including a senior member of far-left DHKP-C group, in a counter-terror operation in Istanbul early Tuesday, the interior minister said.
A DHKP-C terrorist — the most senior operative of the terror group in Turkey — was among those arrested, Suleyman Soylu said at a local event in Istanbul.
“Our fight against terrorism is on and will continue without slowing down,” Soylu said.
The DHKP-C is responsible for a number of terror attacks in Turkey, including a 2013 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, which martyred a Turkish security guard.
The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.
“We have completely overthrown the rural structure of DHKP-C in Turkey,” he said.
The police raid also captured terrorists named in the green and grey category of the Interior Ministry’s wanted list, Soylu added.
The wanted terrorists list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and gray.