Turkey detains 42 suspected militants in raids: sources

From Reuters - August 11, 2017

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police on Friday detained 42 people over suspected militant links in operations across two separate provinces, security sources and media said.

Police detained 22 suspected Islamic State militants in operations across the eastern province of Elazig, security sources said.

Separately, police detained another 20 people in the southern province of Adana over alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the state-run Anadolu news agency said. It said authorities were still seeking 10 suspects.

Ankara has detained more than 5,000 Islamic State suspects and deported some 3,290 foreign militants from 95 different countries in recent years, according to Turkish officials. It has also refused entry to at least 38,269 individuals.


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