World Bulletin / News Desk
Counter-terrorism police teams made the arrests during an operation in 11 districts of the port city that targeted suspects who allegedly received training at the terror organization’s camps in Europe.
In total, police sought 18 suspects who allegedly arrived in Istanbul with plans to carry out terror attacks in the city.
The suspects who were arrested were taken to police headquarters and were booked for extorting money from shopkeepers in the city, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.
Earlier President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also offered his condolences letter to Iran’s Hassan Rouhani
Turkey's ruling party and opposition MHP agree to make some changes in electoral system to form allience
On day 30 of Operation Olive Branch, Turkey targets terrorist PYD/PKK positions in northwestern Syria
Turkey is against chemical weapons and has never used them, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
No decision on any matter concerning our region can be taken if Turkey is not included, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Saturday's attack in Borno State left 21 dead, 22 injured
Binali Yildirim urges Germany to put behind misunderstandings that had risen over past few months
Mevlut Cavusoglu will discuss bilateral relations, regional developments with Ayman al-Safadi
Erdogan says Turkish military advanced 300 square kilometres during Operation Olive Branch
Presidential spokesman says US should start process of disengaging from YPG
Sigmar Gabriel says Turkey is 'big and influential country'
Security forces come across massive underground PKK terror group shelter which houses swimming pool, washrooms
Turkish and German foreign ministers meet in Munich, pledge closer dialogue and cooperation
On Friday, the Greek foreign minister said Turkey would see “non peaceful behavior” from Greece