Turkey detains some 400 Islamic State suspects in nationwide raids: reports

The operation around the country saw suspects detained from Sanliurfa, Ankara and Bursa


Afp February 05, 2017
The operation around the country saw suspects detained from Sanliurfa, Ankara and Bursa. PHOTO: AFP

ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Sunday detained around 400 suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, including foreigners and those suspected of planning attacks, reports said.

Turkey detains 31 in operation targeting Islamic State

The operation around the country saw 150 suspects detained in Sanliurfa in the southeast, 60 in the capital Ankara as well as dozens more arrests in provinces ranging from Bursa in the west to Bingol in the east, the Dogan and Anadolu news agencies reported.

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