Mehrzad Kohanrouz (@Mehrzadbbc) February 02, 2013
As Twitchy reported Friday, Turkey’s interior minister reportedly said that the deadly suicide bombing at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, was the work of a domestic left-wing terrorist group. The bomber was identified as Ecevit Şanli, a member of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front, or DHKP-C.
The DHKP-C is a Marxist-Leninist group that has claimed responsibility for suicide bombings against police stations in recent years.—
serdar karagoz (@serdarkaragoz) February 01, 2013
On Saturday, DHKP-C claimed responsibility for the bombing on a website tied to the group, according to Reuters. The statement called the United States “murderer of the peoples of the world.”
The statement was posted next to what it said was a picture of the bomber, dressed in a black beret and military-style clothes with what appeared to be an explosives belt strapped around his waist.
Background on DHKP-C from the Washington Post:
The DHKP/C is a Marxist-Leninist party and terrorist group that strongly opposes any NATO or U.S. influence over foreign policy in Turkey. For the past few decades, they’ve targeted a series of Western and Turkish officials, professors and businessmen with suicide bombings.