Suspected Turkish militants remanded in custody

Suspected Turkish militants remanded in custody

Nine suspected left-wing militants from Turkey have been remanded in custody pending trial after appearing before investigating judge in Athens.

The suspects were arrested last week in raids ahead of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later this week. The eight men and one woman have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, forgery, arms and explosives possession and resisting arrest.

The suspects were arrested on suspicion of links with the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, which is deemed a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union.

Police said searches of their residences uncovered detonators, a handgun and materials that could potentially be used to make explosives.

[AP, Kathimerini]