Turkish police detain 100 on charges of facilitating illegal betting
The Turkish police early on Feb. 13 detained 100 people on charges of facilitating illegal betting online across nine provinces in simultaneously conducted raids, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The operation, centered in the southern province of Adana, was launched by the cyber-crime unit at 140 different house addresses in Istanbul, the capital Ankara, southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır and Mardin, the southern province of Mersin and Antalya, the western province of Eskişehir and the Black Sea province of Tokat.
Approximately 1,000 police officers were said to have participated in the operation.
The suspects were initially taken to hospital for a health check-up and then to the police station for their testimonies to be taken.