Turkish Security Forces Detain 924 Suspects after Istanbul Terror Attack

Turkish Security Forces Detain 924 Suspects after Istanbul Terror Attack
Mon Dec 19, 2016 22:27:55

A total of 924 terror suspects have been detained in Turkey over the last week following the deadly attack in Istanbul.

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Turkish Interior Ministry said in a statement that as a result of 213 special operations targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) across 45 counties, seven terrorists were neutralized, Yeni Safak reported.

As part of the operations, 700 kilograms (1,543 pounds) of explosives, five grenades and 53 guns were seized, while 24 shelters and 21 handmade explosives were destroyed, the newspaper added.

The operations followed a terrorist attack on December 10, when two bombs exploded near the Vodafone Arena Stadium in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing at least 44 people, mostly police officers, and injuring about 150.

The country's authorities claimed that the PKK was behind the twin blast.

Tensions between Ankara and the pro-Kurdish groups in the country’ Southeast escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and PKK collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by the PKK members.


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