Free Press Journal
  • Turkish police detain at least 100 Is suspects

    Istanbul : Turkish police have detained at least 100 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group, Turkey’s official news agency said on Friday. Istanbul police conducted simultaneous operations at multiple districts to detain 82 foreigners, Anadolu Agency reported. The suspects had allegedly been active in conflict zones with IS and planned on going to Syria.

  • Over 300 illegal migrants held in Turkey

    Ankara: Turkish Police detained over 300 illegal migrants in northern and eastern Turkey, a media report said.  According to state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of 206 illegal migrants, including 25 women and 18 children, were arrested from a bus in the Black Sea province of Amasya, Xinhua reported.

  • Suicide truck bomb kills 11 cops, injures 78 in Turkey

    Istanbul : Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 78 people injured in a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish rebels, three days into a two- pronged Turkish offensive against jihadists and Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria.

  • Turkey hunting alleged IS trio suspected of planning attacks

    Istanbul: Turkish police were searching today for three alleged Islamic State members suspected of planning further attacks after a suspected IS suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed four foreigners, media reported. Turkish media published photographs of the three suspects, named as Haci Ali Dumaz, Savas Yildiz et Yunus Durmaz. According to police sources quoted by Dogan news agency, the three- all Turkish nationals- are believed to be planning attacks in busy public spaces, including in Istanbul.

  • Turkey police raid press office in Istanbul

    Ankara: Turkish police have raided the offices of Zaman, the country’s biggest newspaper, hours after a court ruling placed it under state control. Police entered the building in Istanbul late on Friday, firing tear gas at protestors who had gathered outside, BBC reported. Zaman is closely linked to the Hizmet movement of influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey said Hizmet is a “terrorist” group aiming to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.