Anadolu: Turkey de­tains 143 peo­ple over sus­pected Daesh links

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Turk­ish po­lice de­tained 143 peo­ple over sus­pected links to Daesh in anti-ter­ror op­er­a­tions in eight cities over the week­end, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sun­day.

Coun­tert­er­ror­ism po­lice de­tained 49 for­eign na­tion­als on Satur­day dur­ing op­er­a­tions in the cap­i­tal Ankara, Anadolu said.

Some of the de­tained were be­lieved to be pre­par­ing for an at­tack on Oc­to­ber 29, Turkey’s Re­pub­lic Day, ac­cord­ing to Reuters.

The po­lice raided houses in Bursa, a north­west­ern province of Turkey, and de­tained 39 peo­ple in­clud­ing 28 Syr­ian na­tion­als and two Azer­bai­jani na­tion­als on Sun­day, Anadolu said. Eight of the de­tained sus­pects were mi­nors, it said. On Sun­day morn­ing, po­lice de­tained 22 peo­ple in the north­east­ern province of Erzu­rum as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The de­tained in­cluded sus­pected se­nior mem­bers of the or­ga­ni­za­tions, Anadolu said.

Po­lice also de­tained 33 sus­pects in five other cities in­clud­ing Is­tan­bul and Izmir as part of anti-ter­ror op­er­a­tions over the week­end, Anadolu said.

Po­lice con­fis­cated sev­eral weapons, am­mu­ni­tion, dig­i­tal data and doc­u­ments dur­ing the op­er­a­tions, it said.

REUTERS

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