August 03, 2020

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Terror suspects held in Istanbul raids

Terror suspects held in Istanbul raids

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish security forces raided 10 addresses in Istanbul early Wednesday morning.

|Anti-terror police targeted the addresses in Istanbul’s Esenyurt and Buyukcekmece districts, on the city’s European side.

A number of arrests were made, but police have yet to release the exact number of detainees. Those held were taken to the city’s police headquarters following health checks.

Earlier this month, police also raided several addresses in Esenyurt, detaining six suspects.

That operation came after a gun attack on a police team patrolling in Esenyurt. The attack left an officer injured.

There have been many arrests across Turkey since the July 20 Suruc suicide bombing that killed dozens of people; most of the suspects detained have alleged links to terrorist groups such as the PKK, Daesh or DHKP-C.