ANKARA: Turkish prosecutors have charged 33 people suspected of involvement in a May bomb attack that left 52 dead in a small border town and that Ankara has blamed on the Syrian secret service.
Prosecutors in the southern city of Adana are seeking life sentences for the suspects, two of whom are Syrian, after charging them with “murder with the use of explosive device”, the Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday.
The alleged mastermind of the attacks, Mihrac Unal, is a former far-left militant turned supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He remains at large, though Turkish media reported he has lived in Syria for many years.
Eighteen of the 33 suspects were placed in pre-trial detention.AFP