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Turkish raids: mass arrest of suspected insurgents

Turkish raids: mass arrest of suspected insurgents
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Police have arrested scores of suspected militants in dawn raids across Turkey. It is part of an operation targeting the self-styled Islamic State

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Police have arrested scores of suspected militants in dawn raids across Turkey.

It is part of an operation targeting the self-styled Islamic State group and the Kurdish PKK.

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— Today's Zaman (@todayszamancom) 27 Juillet 2015

The crackdown on armed groups operating within Turkey’s borders comes alongside air strikes on Syria and Iraq.

Hundreds arrested

Media reports suggest more than 800 have been taken into custody in the last week.

Hundreds of officers have swept through parts of the capital, Ankara.

15 people suspected of links to IS have been arrested. 11 are foreign nationals.

19 people alleged to be connected to the PKK have been arrested in the south-eastern city of Adiyaman.

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