Turkish Police Detain 6 Qaida Suspects
[An Nahar] Turkish police jugged six people over alleged ties to the al-Qaeda turban network in western Turkey, Anatolia news agency reported on Wednesday.

Police tossed in the slammer the suspects, including the alleged regional head of the outlawed organization, during simultaneous raids at different addresses in western town of Kemalpasa and province of Manisa, Anatolia said.

Turkish security forces have regularly targeted suspected al-Qaeda supporters since twin suicide kabooms hit Istanbul five days apart in November 2003.

A Turkish cell of al-Qaeda was held responsible for the attacks, in which explosive-laden trucks first targeted two synagogues, and then the British consulate and a British bank, killing a total of 63 people, including the British consul.

Seven men were tossed in the clink for life in 2007 over the bombings, among them a Syrian national who criminal masterminded and financed the attacks.

Posted by: Fred 2011-12-15