Istanbul : Turkey’s anti-terrorism police have detained over 440 people for alleged links to the Islamic State group, the state-run agency reported on Sunday. The Anadolu Agency said 60 IS suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were taken into custody early Sunday in the capital, Ankara.

It said a total of 445 people were detained in simultaneous pre-dawn police operations that spanned several cities, including Istanbul and Gaziantep, near the border with Syria.

The largest operation was in Sanliurfa province , where police took into custody more than 100 suspects from multiple addresses and found materials relating to Islamic State militants. AFP

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