US offers rewards to find Turkish leftists

A photo taken on February 4, 2013 shows the side entrance of the US Embassy in Ankara surrounded by tape and metal sheeting after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the facilityThe United States has offered $3 million rewards to find the elusive leaders of a militant left-wing Turkish movement that last year attacked the US embassy in Ankara. The US State Department said it would offer the money for information leading to the location of three leaders of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C): Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari, and Seher Demir Sen. Originally formed in 1978 as Devrimci Sol, or Dev Sol, and renamed after factional fighting, the DHKP-C is vehemently opposed to the United States, the Turkish establishment and NATO, the trans-Atlantic alliance in which US ally Turkey is a key member. The State Department, in a statement Wednesday, said that the whereabouts of the three DHKP-C leaders were unknown.

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