US issues bounty for three high-ranking members of DHKP in Turkey

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The U.S. Department of State has issued a bounty for the capture of three members of the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C), which had claimed the attack targeting the U.S. Embassy in Ankara last year that resulted in the death of a Turkish security guard Hurriyet Daily News reported.

In a statement published April 2, the Department of State announced rewards up to $3 million for information that can lead to Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari, and Seher Demir Şen, all three senior members of the leftist group.

"The group has targeted U.S. interests, including U.S. military and diplomatic personnel and facilities, NATO personnel and facilities, and Turkish targets since the 1990s," the statement said, adding it was included on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list in 1997.

A member of the central committee and former head of the group's branch in Belgium, Aşoğlu is claimed to have been designated as the group's new leader following the death of its founding leader Dursun Karatas, following a long cancer treatment.

Karataş's widow, Zerrin Sari and Seher Demir Sen are believed to be part of the Central Committee.

Recently, four senior members of the group were arrested and put on trial in Greece.

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