ISTANBUL- Police launched raids across Turkey early on Tuesday targeting a militant leftist group behind a suicide bomb attack on the US embassy, ordering the arrest of nearly 200 people, state-run Anatolian news agency reported.
The nationwide operation came after a member of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) blew himself up at an entrance of the US embassy in Ankara on February 1, killing a Turkish security guard.Anti-terror police arrested 15 people in the western coastal province of Izmir and two other provinces in operations targeting a group called the Revolutionary Civil Servant Movement, believed to be linked to the DHKP-C, Anatolian said.
It said police issued an order for the arrest of 167 people in 28 provinces across the country.
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