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17 Sep 2020 | 11:31 PM UTC

Turkey: Police carry out arrests during counter-terrorism operations in Ankara September 17

Turkey News Alert

Police arrest 16 suspects during counter-terrorism operations in Ankara on September 17; further operations possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/19/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Ankara

Event

Police have arrested at least 16 people suspected of having links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group during counter-terrorism operations in Ankara on Thursday, September 17. Security forces stated that those detained are Iraqi nationals and that three others are still being sought by police.

Further counter-terrorism operations in Ankara are possible over the near term.

Advice

Those in Turkey should remain vigilant and adhere to all instructions and advice issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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