Seher Demir Sen is a key leader of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (Turkish: Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Partisi Cephesi, or DHKP/C). DHKP/C has targeted U.S. interests, including U.S. military and diplomatic personnel and facilities since its creation in 1994 when its predecessor, Devrimci Sol or Dev Sol, splintered. Its goal is to abolish the U.S. and NATO footprint from Turkey, and establish a socialist state. In February 2013, a suicide bomber affiliated with the group attacked the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killing a Turkish security guard. The U.S. Department of State designated DHKP/C a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997, and reviewed and maintained this designation on July 24, 2013.
Sen joined Dev Sol in 1980 and participated in Dev Sol activities until 1994, when she joined DHKP/C and rose to a leadership position in Greece. She reportedly served as the chief of the DHKP/C office in Athens. She is a member of DHKP/C’s central committee, the group’s top decision-making unit.
Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari, and Seher Demir Sen are key leaders of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front.