Turkey detains five suspected Islamic State members this week: army

February 5, 2015 3:03 PM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have detained a man alleged to be a member of Islamic State in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the army said on Thursday, bringing the number of suspected militants seized this week to five.

The announcement comes after months of criticism from Ankara's Western partners over its perceived reluctance to crack down on Islamist fighters using the country to travel into neighboring Syria.

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