Five detained in anti-terror raids in Istanbul
AA PhotosFive suspected members of the far-left terrorist organization the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) have been detained in an anti-terror police operation in Istanbul.
The five suspects were detained for carrying out illegal acts after officers from the Istanbul Police Department’s Counterterrorism Unit raided multiple locations in Istanbul’s Sultangazi district on Sept. 6, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Two unregistered pistols, several Molotov cocktails and documents related to the terrorist organization were seized in the raids.
The detained suspects were taken to the Istanbul Police Department building in Istanbul’s Fatih district.
The raids came about a month after two suspected members of the MLKP were detained in Sultangazi in early August in an anti-terror police operation in which over a dozen suspects linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) were detained.