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    Police Detain 40 Daesh Suspects in Southern Turkey

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    Turkish anti-terrorism officers detained 40 people suspected of being members of the Daesh jihadist group in Turkey's southern provinces of Konya and Adana, a police source said on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A group of 20 people, allegedly linked to Daesh, were detained by the anti-terror team in the Seyhan district of Adana province, and the remainder were apprehended in the central Anatolian province of Konya, the police source was quoted as saying by the Anadolu news agency.

    According to the source, police seized documents from the suspects, who have been taken into custody for questioning after medical checks.

    The move comes after the Turkish army launched a military operation earlier this week in northern Syria against Daesh jihadists, outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

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