U.S. Consulate in Turkey Comes Under Fire Amid Unrest

Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:10am

Reuters reports that “Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least eight people were killed in a wave of separate attacks on Turkish security forces, weeks after Ankara launched a crackdown on Islamic State, Kurdish and far-left militants.”  

“A far-left group that killed a Turkish security guard in a 2013 suicide bombing of the U.S. embassy in Ankara claimed it was involved in Monday’s attack. The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Turkey, said one of its members was involved in the attack, and called Washington the ‘arch enemy’ of the people of the Middle East and the world.”  

“One of the two women was later captured wounded, the Istanbul governor’s office said. The Dogan news agency said the injured woman was aged 51 and had served prison time for being a suspected member of the DHKP-C.”