In an operation in Istanbul, Turkish police on Wednesday arrested five people over their alleged links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, said security sources.

Anti-terror teams launched an operation to nab the suspects, said to be active in illegal acts by the terrorist DHKP-C, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

In Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district, police teams arrested five suspects in raids at a printing house and various addresses.

A large number of organizational documents and digital materials were seized in searches of the printing house.

The DHKP-C is responsible for a number of terrorist attacks in Turkey, including a 2013 attack on the US Embassy in the capital Ankara in which a Turkish security guard was martyred.

The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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