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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Turkey
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...


 

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