More than 1,300 arrested in Turkish police sweep

August 2015
Journal of Turkish Weekly;8/3/2015, p1
The article reports on custody of more than 1,300 people by Turkish police as part of counterterrorism operations across Turkey revealed by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc. Topics discussed include detention of people who were suspected supporters of terrorist group Daesh, Kurdish and left-wing militants, consideration of the militant group Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) as terrorist organization in Turkey, U.S. and European Union, and launch of airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.


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