More than 30 arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Istanbul





Istanbul - Police in Istanbul have arrested at least 32 people suspected of having ties to the Islamic State extremist organization, the state-run new agency Anadolu reported on Sunday.



 
Several of those arrested were foreigners, Anadolu added, without giving their nationalities. The DHA news agency reported 34 arrests.
Police conducted raids in six districts of the Turkish metropolis, during which they confiscated documents and digital material as well.
Turkish authorities have strengthened efforts at weeding out cells of suspected Islamic State supporters, most recently on Friday with 109 suspects arrested in several cities, among them 11 Syrians and 82 other foreigners of unknown origin.
An Austrian pair was also detained in round-ups in recent weeks.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Friday that nearly 4,000 suspected Islamic State supporters have been arrested in a year, according to Anadolu. Of that total, 1,129 remain in detention.
Ankara blames the Islamic State for several attacks that have occurred in Turkey since 2015, including the December 31, 2016 attack at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 people dead.

Sunday, November 12th 2017
(dpa)
           


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