A security officer stays on the roof near the Turkey's national flag as supporters of various political parties gather in Istanbul's Taksim Square before the Republic and Democracy Rally organised by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Turkey, July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish police detained 20 suspected members of the Islamic State militant group in the southern city of Adana early on Thursday, the private Dogan news agency reported.

It said anti-terror police, supported by a helicopter, staged simultaneous raids on 22 addresses in the city after a tip-off that Islamic State cells were planning attacks.

The suspects, who included senior local figures in the group, were taken to Adana police headquarters for questioning, it said.

President Tayyip Erdogan has said Islamic State militants from the former Soviet Union were behind an attack on Istanbul’s main airport in June which killed 45 people. Dozens have been detained over the attack.

Islamic State controls an area of Syria along the Turkish border, east of Adana.

The city of Adana is near the Incirlik Air Base, where U.S. personnel are stationed and which is used for air missions in the fight against Islamic State.

 

Reuters

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Homo Homini Lupus
Homo Homini Lupus
2016-08-04 11:39

To put them in the government

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-04 19:47

LOL

Ni-cod Jw
Ni-cod Jw
2016-08-04 14:10

Are they the Syrian cheap oil BUYERs ??? possibility answer NO !!!!