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Turkish prosecutor taken hostage at Istanbul courthouse

© HURRIYET DAILY NEWS I Turkish police cordoned off the sixth floor of the courthouse where the hostage’s office is located.

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2015-03-31

A prosecutor was taken hostage at a courthouse in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Tuesday by suspected members of the country’s banned far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front.

Suspected members of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) have taken prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz hostage at an Istanbul courthouse in connection to the case into the killing of Gezi victim Berkin Elvan.

Gunshots have been heard at the building.

A photo has been released on social media showing someone pointing a gun at the head of Kiraz against the backdrop of a flag from the organization.

Click here to read more on the Hurriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2015-03-31

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