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Nov 09, 2017 05:49 PM IST | Source: Reuters

Turkey detains more than 100 Islamic State suspects

Turkish police have detained 111 people over suspected links to Islamic State in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital and surrounding province.

Turkish police have detained 111 people over suspected links to Islamic State in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital and surrounding province, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

It said 1,500 police officers were taking part in the operation across Ankara province, raiding 250 addresses. No further details were immediately available.

Private broadcaster CNN Turk said police in the northwestern city of Bursa also detained 27 suspects including some Syrian nationals over alleged links to Islamic State.

They confiscated documents and materials linked to the organisation during raids at the addresses of some suspects, it said.
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