120 Al-Qaeda Suspects Arrested in Turkey
Turkish police have detained 120 people suspected of ties to the Al-Qaeda terror network, according to news reports.
The state-run Anatolia news agency, quoting unnamed officials, says the suspects were detained in simultaneous raids in 16 provinces. Private NTV television said at least 120 people were taken away for questioning.
Anatolia says those detained include a university faculty member in the eastern city of Van, suspected of recruiting students and other people and of sending them to Afghanistan for training.
Homegrown Islamic militants tied to the al-Qaeda carried out suicide bombings in Istanbul, killing 58 people in 2003.
However, al-Qaeda's austere and violent interpretation of Islam receives little public backing in Turkey.
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" However, al-Qaeda's austere and violent interpretation of Islam receives little public backing in Turkey."
Really? Tell that to the wingnuts who are making anti-Semitic movies in Turkey and the Turkish are loving them. They can't get enough of anti-Semitic propaganda in Turkey.