Turkey vows to hunt down 'dark forces' behind Istanbul hostage-taking

April 1, 2015 10:53 AM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's justice minister said on Wednesday two hostage takers who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to hunt down the "dark forces" responsible, after all three were killed in a police rescue attempt.

Two members of the extreme leftist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) took prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, 46, hostage in his office in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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