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About 50 arrested in Turkey in connection with Ankara attack

16 March 2016 14:55



Police in Turkey arrested 47 people, including lawyers and students, Wednesday in a major anti-terror operation aimed to find suspects linked to the recent bombing in Ankara.

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported that police in Istanbul detained 20 people in an operation backed by helicopters. The report said those arrested had links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Other officials in the city said a number of lawyers were among those detained in the operation.

A similar operation was carried out in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaras with police detaining 17 people, including students. Officials said the raid was launched against the PKK and its youth wing operating in the area.

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