4 charged in Germany on suspicion of terrorism
Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:01 AM
Updated today at 5:34 AM
BERLIN (AP) - German authorities say they've charged four Turkish men with
belonging to a leftist terrorist organization believed to be behind the
suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara last year.
The four men, Ozgur A., 32, Sonnur D., 37, Muzaffer D., 42, and Yusuf T.,
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
They were charged Feb. 7, prosecutors said Thursday.
DHKP-C advocates setting up a socialist state in Turkey and is accused of a
string of bombings and assassinations there.
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