Turkey says tests confirm leftist bombed U.S. embassy

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A security officer runs after an explosion at the entrance of the U.S. embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. A suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard (not in picture) at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, blowing the door off a side entrance and sending smoke and debris flying into the street. REUTERS-Yavuz Ozden-Milliyet Daily Newspaper
U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone (L, with white hair) speaks to media outside of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. A suicide bomber from a far-left group killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, blowing the door off a side entrance and sending smoke and debris flying into the street. The attacker blew himself up inside U.S. property, Ankara Governor Alaaddin Yuksel said. The blast sent masonry spewing out of the wall and could be heard a mile away. REUTERS-Stringer
A wounded person is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance by firefighters and medics, after an explosion at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. A suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, blowing the door off a side entrance and sending smoke and debris flying into the street. Ankara Governor Alaaddin Yuksel said the attacker was inside U.S. property when the explosives were detonated. The blast sent masonry spewing out of the wall of the side entrance, but there did not appear to be any more significant structural damage. REUTERS-Stringer

1 of 3. A security officer runs after an explosion at the entrance of the U.S. embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. A suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard (not in picture) at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, blowing the door off a side entrance and sending smoke and debris flying into the street.

Credit: Reuters/Yavuz Ozden/Milliyet Daily Newspaper

By Seltem Iyigun and Nick Tattersall

ISTANBUL | Sat Feb 2, 2013 1:24pm EST

(Reuters) – A member of a Turkish leftist group that accuses Washington of using Turkey as its “slave” carried out a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. embassy, the Ankara governor’s office cited DNA tests as showing on Saturday.

Ecevit Sanli, a member of the leftist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), blew himself up in a perimeter gatehouse on Friday as he tried to enter the embassy, also killing a Turkish security guard.

The DHKP-C, virulently anti-American and listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and Turkey, claimed responsibility in a statement on the internet in which it said Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was a U.S. “puppet”.

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One Reply to “Turkey says tests confirm leftist bombed U.S. embassy”

  1. There are some details missing in both linked articles :

    Since 2001 Ecevit Sanli was living in Germany

    […]In 2001 he was diagnosed with the Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1), while still on hunger strike, and released conditionally, under a partial amnesty.

    Sanli is said to have escaped to Germany via Syria shortly after his release and reportedly lived there until returning to Turkey [ entering Turkey from Greece ] only recently to carry out the attack against the US Embassy.

    […]The Turkish media said on Saturday that the Turkish foreign ministry is maintaining close contact with the German foreign ministry, as security officials from both countries search to see who Sanli’s accomplices in Germany might be, and where he got the logistical support that enabled him to travel to Turkey incognito. The hope is that any lead from Germany will also shed light on who sheltered him in Turkey, and provided him with 6 kilograms of TNT, as well as the hand grenade, which was found later unexploded, after his attack.

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/02/usembassyattackturkey.html

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