Turkey detains around 10 people suspected of links to banned group in Istanbul neighborhood

April 2, 2015 10:20 AM

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ISTANBUL – Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says police have detained more than 10 people with suspected links to a banned left-wing group.

The arrests in an Istanbul neighborhood early Thursday follow a deadly hostage situation on Tuesday, when a prosecutor and two gunmen holding him at an Istanbul courthouse were killed in a shootout with police. Authorities believe the hostage takers belonged to the left-wing DHKP-C group.

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