Turkey arrests 29 suspects during raids following Ankara bombing

Published March 14th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Forensic experts investigate the scene of the explosion on March 14, 2016 in Ankara the day after a suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara killing 37 people and wounding 125, officials said. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
Forensic experts investigate the scene of the explosion on March 14, 2016 in Ankara the day after a suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara killing 37 people and wounding 125, officials said. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

At least 29 people, including nine minors, have been detained in anti-terror operations across Turkey on Monday.

Anti-terror police raided number of properties in Istanbul’s Gaziosmanpasa and Sultangazi districts, looking for alleged members of the PKK’s youth wing.

Fifteen people were detained on charges of making propaganda for the PKK and insulting state officials.

During the raid, police seized one pistol, three shotguns and ammunition.

Additionally, 12 people in Turkey’s central Eskisehir province and two people in Istanbul have been detained as a result of an Eskisehir-based investigation, the city's governor Gungor Aziz Tuna said on Monday.

In southern Adana province, police detained number of people during an operation against the PKK.

Those operations come after a bomb attack killed at least 37 people in the capital city Ankara on Sunday.


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