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The Turkish Interior Ministry announced in a written statement on Monday that Turkish police have launched legal proceedings against 290 people over social media posts during the week of March 5-12, 2018. The statement said that after examining 635 social media accounts, the police's cybercrime ...
Turkish police on Friday arrested cousin of Fetullah Gulen, the U.S.-based leader of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), who is accused of plotting the July 15 defeated coup attempt, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency. On Thursday, an Istanbul court had released Kemalettin Gulen while imposing ...

A woman is detained by riot police during a Women's Day rally in Ankara, Turkey on March 4, 2018. Stringer--Reuters. By Joseph Hincks. March 5, 2018. Women's rights marchers in Ankara met with tear gas and arrests Sunday as they gathered for a protest ahead of International Women's Day later this week. After the ...
UN special rapporteur Nils Melzer has expressed concern about growing allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in Turkish police custody since his official visit to the country in December 2016. According to Melzer, police officials are using brutal interrogation techniques on large numbers of individuals ...
Police and gendarmerie special forces have begun supporting the ongoing Operation Olive Branch in rural areas of northwestern Syria's Afrin region, according to a security source on Thursday. Earlier this week, Turkey sent special forces personnel from Police and gendarmerie to Afrin for taking part in the ...

Police raided a factory in Istanbul on Wednesday and seized thousands of boxes of illegal aphrodisiac pills. Authorities also confiscated liters of chemicals that were used to make the pills. The factory owner and another individual remain now in custody. The seizure took place after a two-month ...
The Turkish police early on Feb. 13 detained 100 people on charges of facilitating illegal betting online across nine provinces in simultaneously conducted raids, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. The operation, centered in the southern province of Adana, was launched by the cyber-crime unit at 140 ...
The Istanbul police are conducting an operation against drug traffickers in three districts, the police said in a message March 6. The operation started at 07:30 (UTC+3). "More than 40 people have been detained during the operation," the message said. Earlier, it was reported that in total, 20,000 tons of ...
Women's rights rallies and protests against the military campaign in Syria resulted in scuffles with police across Turkey. Tear gas was deployed and at least 15 people were arrested in Ankara. On Sunday, women took to the streets in cities throughout the country, including Ankara and Istanbul, to rally for ...
Turkish police have arrested a total of 19 suspects in northwestern Turkey for their alleged links to PKK terrorist group, a police official said on Friday. The counter-terrorism operation was conducted to arrest 21 suspects, who are accused of making terror propaganda on the social media in Kocaeli province, ...
In this screenshot from documentary, the couple speak in their house which was later found out to be in Istanbul's Esenyurt district. police in Istanbul detained a couple linked to the group thanks to a TV show aired by Finnish public broadcaster YLE. Last month, YLE aired a documentary on the couple, who ...
police arrested 35 suspects during anti-terror operations against PKK/KCK across Turkey, a police source said. The arrests were made during simultaneous operations in Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, eastern Siirt and Bitlis, southeastern Diyarbakir and western Balıkesir provinces, according to the source who ...
At least 58 people were arrested for suspected links to the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO) in counter-terror operations across the country, police sources said Wednesday. FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred ...
Istanbul: Turkish police detained 82 suspected Islamic State members, 77 of them foreign nationals, in raids across Istanbul, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday. It said counter-terror police squads targeted suspects believed to have acted on behalf of the jihadists, going to conflict ...
Turkish police have detained Abdulbasit Abdulaziz Hammoud, the so-called minister of communications of the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist group, in Turkey's Kocaeli province. Hammoud ... 12, Turkish police detained Tarik Ahmet, the so-called agriculture minister of the IS, in Turkey's Kayseri province.
A man on a passenger bus in central Turkey's Konya province was arrested after police found explosives in his luggage. The bus was stopped on alert in Konya's Seydişehir district on its way from the southern Antalya province, where authorities searched the vehicle. Two packs of dynamite and explosive ...

A soldier surrendered to police in western Aydin province on Wednesday and confessed to his links with the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the defeated coup attempt in 2016 in Turkey. A non-commissioned officer, identified by the initials S.S., from the Germencik district ...
police in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa have arrested 13 Daesh-linked terrorist suspects, including senior officials sought with a red notice, who illegally crossed the border through the PKK-linked People's Protection Units (YPG)-controlled territory, reports said Wednesday. According to security ...
police in capital Ankara have discovered a ring of human smugglers who helped people with criminal records flee to Germany. Four suspects were detained yesterday for arranging passports originally reserved for people traveling abroad in an official capacity, to a group of ineligible people by falsely ...
Turkish police on Tuesday arrested six suspects in an anti-drug operation in the southern province of Adana, a security source said. According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media, the police -- aided by sniffer dogs -- conducted simultaneous raids at 10 ...
police of the Diyarbakir province in eastern Turkey have confiscated over one ton of drugs as a result of a special operation, the provincial police said in a message Jan. 15. There are also detainees within the operation, according to the message. Earlier, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that a total of ...
Turkey's police detained a pedophile engaged in downloading and distribution of child pornography, the Turkish media reported on January 15. The Istanbul police earlier identified the IP address of a computer on which child pornography was downloaded from one of the servers in the US during five ...
Turkish police arrested Tarik Ahmet, "agriculture minister" of the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist group, in Kayseri Province. "Along with Tarik Ahmet, nine more members of the IS were arrested," the province police said in a message Jan. 12. In December 2017, one of the executioners of the IS, a 28-year-old ...
Turkish police arrested at least 17 people on Thursday over alleged links with the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind 2016 defeated coup, according to security sources. An Istanbul-based operation which netted 16 arrests took place across 16 provinces, said the sources, who asked ...
At least 17 suspects were arrested in anti-drug operations across Turkey on Sunday, according to security sources. In the southern province of Adana, acting on a tip, Turkish police arrested a truck driver after seizing around 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of heroin and 88 kg (194 lb.) of marijuana hidden in his ...
Turkish police on Saturday detained dozens of suspects over alleged links to the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO), security sources said. In an Istanbul-based operation which was conducted across nine provinces, police arrested at least 17 people over suspected links with the terror group, said the ...
Turkish police arrested at least 17 people early Saturday over suspected links with the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO), according to security sources. FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly ...
At least 42 suspects, including foreign nationals, were arrested in countrywide anti-narcotics operations on Wednesday, officials said. In the northwestern province of Bursa, police detained 20 suspects of drug trafficking. Ten were remanded in custody, while the remaining suspects were released.
Moscow (Sputnik) - Turkish police detained 18 people during counter-terrorist operations in three Turkish provinces on Friday over links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, local media reported Saturday. The operations took place in the provinces of Izmir, ...
Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected Islamic State militants in a series of dawn raids, including some believed to be planning attacks on New Year's Eve, as the authorities strengthened security measures ahead of the celebrations. The unprecedented mobilisation of police patrols and the ...
In the, police arrested two Iranians and two Afghans over drug trafficking. Three were remanded in custody while the fourth was released. Officers seized 500 grams of heroin as well as equipment used in preparing the drug, a police officer said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the ...
Turkish police say they have detained dozens of suspected ISIL militants following a series of dawn raids. Friday's crackdown in Istanbul and Ankara came a day after 120 people were arrested on terror charges. Some of those taken into custody are suspected of planning to carry out attacks on New Year's ...
police arrested 58 people across Turkey on Thursday over suspected links to the group behind last year's attempted coup, security officials said. Fourteen were arrested in raids across seven provinces in an operation coordinated by police in the Black Sea province of Ordu, an official said on condition of ...
Two suspects have been arrested in an anti-narcotics operation in Turkey's southern province of Van, police said Thursday. The provincial police said in a statement that an operation was conducted in Edremit district on a tip off over the presence of the terrorist group PKK's drug trafficking network. A sniffer ...
Anti-smuggling teams detained three persons and seized 5,000 liters of bootleg alcohol, as well as distillation devices and barrels, in a raid in Istanbul's Fatih district on Dec. 20, ahead of New Year celebrations. law enforcement officials displayed the seized objects to members of the press at the ...
Istanbul police have seized invaluable archeological artifacts smuggled from areas under the control of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria into Turkey. The smugglers reportedly planned to sell the objects abroad and send the revenue to the PYD. Units from Istanbul's Anti-Smuggling Department ...
police have rounded up at least seven people in anti-narcotics raids across Turkey, officials said Monday. A total of 49 kilograms of heroin was seized in eastern Hakkari province during arrests held across the province between Jan. 1-8, the province's governorship said in a statement on Monday.
An Iraqi national was arrested Monday in central Turkey for his suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization, according to a police official. the suspect, identified by the initials M. H. A. K, was arrested in central Kayseri province in an operation launched by Turkish police's anti-terrorism teams, said the ...
Seven suspected members of the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) terror group were arrested in Istanbul on Tuesday, according to security officials. Counterterrorism police launched simultaneous operations at eight addresses to capture suspects preparing for new attacks in ...
Turkish police on Dec. 26 seized various fingerprint patterns reportedly belonging to killed militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) used for money transfers during an operation targeting the jihadist group in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
police in eastern Turkey on Wednesday seized 107 kilograms (236 pounds) of heroin hidden in the roof of an inter-city coach, officers said. The coach was stopped in the City of Van on suspicion of being involved in drug trafficking, a police statement said. Sniffer dogs uncovered the haul packed into the ...
In an operation spanning four cities including Istanbul, authorities seized 26,456 smuggled artifacts. Dubbed the biggest operation against artifact smugglers, the operation netted 19 suspects. Among the artifacts displayed for the press Thursday was a 3,000-year-old Mycenaean sword attributed to Achilles ...
The protocol of cooperation was signed by the Director-General of the police College Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah Al Muhana Al Marri on behalf of the police College, while the President of the Academy Dr Yilmaz Shulat signed it on behalf of the Turkish police Academy. In a press statement, the Director ...
Anti-smuggling teams detained three persons and seized 5,000 liters of bootleg alcohol, as well as distillation devices and barrels, in a raid in Istanbul's Fatih district on Dec. 20, ahead of New Year celebrations. law enforcement officials displayed the seized objects to members of the press at the ...
In nationwide operations targeting terror groups, Turkish police arrested 22 people suspected to be members of Daesh while warrants were issued for 135 FETO suspects. Turkish police officers can be seen in this file photo. ( AA ). Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for 135 people, ...
Turkish police have set up 11 new divisions in the department of cyber-crime, with one tracking cases of violence against animals online. The division is in charge of determining social media accounts and users releasing and spreading images of violence against animals, in which the actual perpetuators ...
At least 66 people were arrested on Dec. 1 in operations in two Turkish provinces for suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). In northwestern Sakarya province, police arrested four people suspected of being members of the PKK.
The raids at some 40 locations in Turkey's central Eskisehir province targeted soldiers and so-called "secret imams" who allegedly directed Gulen's followers within the armed forces. Tags: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey coup, Fethullah Gulen. Turkish police are conducting simultaneous raids to ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Turkey's state-run news agency said police are conducting simultaneous raids to detain 66 people -- including a number of fighter pilots -- wanted for suspected links to a network led by U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu Agency says Thursday the raids at some 40 ...


 

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