Greece: Terror charges for Turkish armed suspects

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Associated Press

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 5:34 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two Greek and two Turkish men have been charged with multiple terrorism-related offenses after being arrested on a speedboat carrying weapons near the Turkish coast.

Judicial authorities said Thursday that the four men being held on the east Aegean Sea island of Chios had been charged with membership in a terrorist organization, and possession of weapons with intent to use in acts of terrorism.

The suspects were arrested this week transporting anti-tank weapons, handguns and hand grenades, as well as improvised explosive devices.

They have not been named, but authorities in Turkey say one of the Turkish suspects is Hasan Biber, who is wanted there for attacks claimed by the outlawed leftist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C), considered a terrorist group by the United States.

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