Twenty-one detained in anti-terror operations in Turkey
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
A total of 21 people were detained yesterday for allegedly conducting Molotov cocktail attacks in Istanbul on Oct. 29.
The 21 were charged with attacking several spots in the city’s Zeytinburnu district last week, including the district office of the ruling Justice and Democracy Party (AKP) and a vehicle of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
The group also clashed with the police. The suspects were detained after police operations in Zeytinburnu and were charged with having ties with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the agency reported. Police were searching for 25 people in the wake of the Zeytinburnu disturbances; four people are reportedly still being sought, the agency said.