Turkish police detain 40 foreigners suspected of IS links

September 19, 2016 8:30 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's state-run news agency says police in Istanbul have detained some 40 foreign nationals suspected of having links to the Islamic State group.

Anadolu Agency said police launched simultaneous raids on 23 addresses in the city's Fatih neighborhood late on Sunday. It said those detained included nationals from Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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