Turkey rounds up and detains Al Qaeda suspects in major militant crackdown

Published November 6th, 2013 - 07:40 GMT
Suspected Al Qaeda members are arrested by Turkish police after an operation earlier in the region. [guardian]
Suspected Al Qaeda members are arrested by Turkish police after an operation earlier in the region. [guardian]

Turkish police investigating suspected al-Qaida terrorists said they detained 16 people in raids in four provinces Tuesday.

Police units, after an 18-month long investigation by the Erzurum Prosecutor's office, raided locations in Erzincan, Konya, Diyarbakir and Istanbul provinces.

Police have intensified their search for al-Qaida operatives in Turkey in recent months, with several people linked to al-Qaida operations in Syria and Afghanistan arrested in October, Today's Zaman reported Tuesday.


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