12 detained in anti-terror raids in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
AA photoTwelve suspected members of the outlawed Marxist-Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) have been detained in an anti-terror police operation in Istanbul, two days after five suspects of the same organization were detained in raids.
The 12 suspects, including two women, were detained for previously attending street protests and allegedly planning new protests, after officers from the Istanbul Police Department’s Counterterrorism Unit raided 20 addresses in nine Istanbul districts, including Kadıköy and Çekmeköy, early on Sept. 8.
Special forces and anti-riot units also attended the raids, during which digital documents were confiscated.
Five suspected members of the MLKP 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.
The raids came around 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.