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Zeynep Bilginsoy and Jethro Mullen

Mon August 10, 2015

 

Istanbul (CNN)One person was reported killed and 10 others were wounded after an Istanbul police station was attacked early Monday -- first with a bomb and then with guns.

 

Two attackers were also killed after police returned fire, Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported.

 

The violence began around 1 a.m. Monday in the city's Sultanbeyli district, police said, when a vehicle-borne bomb exploded near the police station, wounding at least 10 people.

 

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Two women attack U.S. Consulate, officials say

 

Also Monday, two women staged an armed attack on the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, the Istanbul Governorship said in a statement.

 

Details of the attack were not available, but the governorship said one woman was arrested and the other was being sought. The Anadolu news agency said there were no casualties.

 

The governorship said the women belonged to the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party, which is classified as a terror group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

 

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A Wave of Attacks Across Turkey

Michael J Totten

Aug 10 2015

 

Turkey is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting countries in the Middle East, and not in a good way.

 

A terrorist organization called the People’s Defense Unit detonated a car bomb at a police station in Istanbul. The Kurdish PKK blew up an armored police vehicle and shot and killed a soldier flying in a military helicopter.

 

And the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front (DHKP-C) attacked the US consulate in Istanbul.

 

None of these organizations are affiliated with ISIS. They aren’t even Islamist. They are all radical leftists.

 

The People’s Defense Unit is a brand-new organization, but the DHKP-C has been around for decades. They’re hardcore Maoists of the old school variety and would be a laughing stock if they didn’t kill people. They splintered off from the Revolutionary Way in 1978, which had splintered off from the Turkish People’s Liberation Party-Front, which had splintered off the Revolutionary Youth Federation.

 

So yes, the United States was just attacked by communists. In 2015.

 

And lest you confuse this organization with the quasi-communist Kurdish PKK—which is somewhat pro-American now since we’re sort of helping their allies in Syria—the DHKP-C is not a Kurdish movement and has nothing to do with the Kurdish struggles against the governments of Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Turkey. This crowd thinks the Turkish state is an arm of “American imperialism” in the region and would therefore like to annihilate it.

 

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