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Turkey detains 100 Islamic State suspects: Anadolu agency

Turkey detains 100 Islamic State suspects: Anadolu agency

Masked Turkish police officers secure the perimeter outside a house during an operation to arrest people for alleged links to Islamic State group in Adana, Turkey, early Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

Anadolu Agency said some of the suspects were members of a local group that allegedly "sponsored" IS.

Turkish police detained 100 people in three separate operations on Friday over suspected links to Islamic State, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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Last month, police detained dozens of IS suspects allegedly planning an attack during a national holiday. Investigators say the suspects meant to travel to Syria shortly.

Overall, in Istanbul, in August 2016, the security forces carried out hundreds of operations, which carried out thousands of arrests of persons actively participating in the IG* (banned in Russia). Eleven more foreign nationals were arrested in the southern province of Adana and seven Turkish nationals were arrested in the western province of Izmir. Then the police arrested 283 suspects, they seized 66 homemade bombs, which they meant to arrange terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Ankara.