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