Turkish police detain over 290 in anti-terror raids

Targeting ISIS and PKK members

24 July, 14:41

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JULY 24 - Over 290 people were arrested in a counterterrorism operation on Friday by Turkish police in Istanbul and 16 other provinces across Turkey, media report government sources as saying. Islamic State (ISIS) and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members were targeted in the raid. ''Simultaneous raids have been conducted against a high number of people suspected of preparing operations against civilians,'' the prime minister's office said, adding that ''297 people have have arrested, including 37 foreigners, who belong to terrorist groups.''(ANSAmed).

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