Turkish police arrest 120 suspected al-Qaeda members in raids
A coordinated police sweep in several Turkish cities Friday resulted in the arrest of 120 suspected al-Qaeda members, the semi-official Anatolian Agency reported.
Coordinated raids by police counterterrorism units took place in the early morning in more than a dozen provinces across Turkey, DPA reported.
The police earlier this week arrested 34 suspected al-Qaeda members in raids in the capital of Ankara and the Mediterranean city
of Adana, finding weapons and ammunition in the raid.
Turkish security forces have arrested dozens of suspected al- Qaeda members in recent years.
A shootout in early 2008 between the police and militants in the city of Gaziantep, in southeast Turkey, left one policeman and two of the suspected al-Qaeda members dead.