Skip to comments.120 Al-Qaida Suspects Detained in Turkey
Posted on 01/25/2010 1:13:56 AM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: "ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish police launched a nationwide crackdown on suspected militants linked to the al-Qaida terror network on Friday..."
SNIPPET: "Those detained Friday's raids include a faculty member of the Yuzunci Yil University in the eastern city of Van, who is suspected of recruiting students at the campus and other people through the Internet and of sending them to Afghanistan for training, Anatolia reported, citing unnamed police officials. The suspect was identified by his initials M.E.Y. only.
Anatolia said other suspects included some local leaders, university students, and people believed to be spreading al-Qaida propaganda."
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“Turkey police arrest 120 al-Qaeda suspects”
SNIPPET: “The arrests were made in co-ordinated pre-dawn raids in 16 provinces, said the state-run Anatolia news agency.”
SNIPPET: “Friday morning’s raids netted weapons, fake identity cards and camouflage clothing, unnamed police officials said.
Suspected leaders of al-Qaeda cells in Turkey - including the local group’s leader, Serdar Elbasi - were reportedly among those detained.”
SNIPPET: “The raids, which took place in cities including Ankara and Istanbul, came after 33 suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in Ankara and Adana earlier this week.”
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“Istanbul set to host Afghan summits”
Saturday, January 23, 2010
ANKARA Hürriyet Daily News
SNIPPET: “A trilateral summit involving the presidents of Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan begins on Monday and will be followed by a regional summit the next day in a show of solidarity for Afghanistan in the new era.
The meeting Monday, to be attended by President Abdullah Gül, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, will be the fourth after the November presidential elections in Afghanistan. The first trilateral summit was held in May 2007, the second in December 2008 and the third in April 2009.”
SNIPPET: “Three-way talks will be followed by a regional summit Tuesday in Istanbul bringing together the foreign ministers of China, Tajikistan, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, and the vice president of Turkmenistan. Other participants are expected to be British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke and the Russian deputy prime minister.”
Charge those al-Qaida terrorists in civilian courts with the right to remain silent ... at your mortal peril!
Now lets round up a few that are operating right here in the USA!
For some reason I think the Turkish interrogative techniques are a bit more, shall we say robust, than in the US.
Robust is a good term...pitbulls came to mind when I read the article.
I understand what you are saying.
The jihad is global; so any action “over there” as far as catching jihadis in other nations; is a good thing for us “over here” — really it is.
Yes. That is true. I agree.