The Anadolu news agency reported that the suspects were held in simultaneous early morning raids by anti-terrorist police in Istanbul as they allegedly prepared to carry out attacks
Anti-terrorist police. File pic/AFP
Turkish police have detained 27 people in Istanbul over suspected links to the Islamic State group, state-run media said on Sunday.
The Anadolu news agency reported that the suspects were held in simultaneous early morning raids by anti-terrorist police in Istanbul as they allegedly prepared to carry out attacks.
The alleged attacks were in response to recent social media posts that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and that a "large number" of documents and digital material was recovered during the searches.
Turkey has suffered a number of attacks by ISIS militants over the past five years, including the bombing of a peace rally in the capital Ankara in October 2015 that killed 102 people.
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