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By Mehmet Akif Parlak. GAZIANTEP, Turkey. Over 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of heroin, packed in honey tins, were seized on Thursday during an anti-drug operation in southeastern Gaziantep province, police said. According to a statement from the provincial police department, the drug was found in eight ...
Turkish police on Thursday arrested 58 suspects for their alleged links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), security sources said. The sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said 34 suspects were arrested after the Chief Public Prosecutors' Office in western ...

Ahmet Sula is a police officer by day and an artist by night. His 30-year career in Turkish law enforcement has included a spell with a special anti-terror unit in Istanbul. But Ahmet thinks his most powerful weapon is not a gun but a paint brush, and that he has seen much more of the evil side of life than most ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received a police delegation yesterday as Turkish National Police marks its 173rd anniversary. Elite Special Operations police squads performed stunts outside the Beştepe Presidential Complex, abseiled down from helicopters while unfurling Turkish flags. Erdoğan later ...
Turkish forces seized 171 kilograms (376 pounds) of heroin in two anti-narcotic operations in the eastern province of Van, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 30, citing local police. The Van police department said the drugs were found in two trucks. The drivers have been arrested, the agency ...
An Italian father is desperately seeking information about his son, who disappeared in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago. Thirty-three-year-old Alessandro Fiori, who is from Milan, flew to Istanbul on March 12 and was last spotted on a CCTV camera on March 14 in Istanbul's busy Beyoğlu district, where the ...

Police teams in Turkey's southern province Adana conducted simultaneous raids across 50 locations at dawn on Mar. 16 after receiving intelligence reports that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was preparing to launch a terror attack before the Nowruz festival. The Special Forces who carried out the ...
Turkish security forces on Thursday seized a large cache of arms and ammunition meant for use in attacking police stations, thus averting such attacks, according to a security source. Last week in the southern Adana province, police arrested 50 suspects during an operation against the YPG/PKK terrorist ...
Turkish police have seized almost 1.5 kilograms of a synthetic radioactive substance called californium, one of the most expensive metals in the world, the newspaper Yeni Safak reports. As a result of a police operation conducted in Pursakar, a region of Ankara, four suspects were detained. They planned ...
Turkish police say they have seized 1.4kg (3lb) of radioactive material during an anti-smuggling operation in the capital, Ankara. The material, which police said was the element Californium, was found when a car was searched in the Pursaklar suburb of the city, NTV news channel reported (in Turkish).

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 ...


 

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