Revolutionary People's Liberation Front

aka Devrimci Sol, Dev Sol, Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi

The Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP/C), also known as Dev Sol (Revolutionary Left), was formed in 1978 as an offshoot of the Turkish People's Liberation Party/Front. Today, the DHKP/C is the most active of the left-wing Marxist-Leninist terrorist groups in Turkey. With intensely xenophobic roots, the group is both anti-United States and anti-North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and wants communist social order in Turkey.

According to Turkish sources, Dev Sol assassinated many Turkish officials and the country's former prime minister, Nihat Erim. After this, Dev Sol did not step up its efforts until the late 1980s, when the group attacked Turkish security and military officials. In 1990, the group focused its attention on foreigners in or around Turkey, and in the ensuing two years, Dev Sol murdered two U.S. military contractors, wounded a U.S. Air Force officer, and ...

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