Turkish security forces organise raids to 7,495 addresses

Turkish Ministry of Interior Affairs announced on Saturday that 2,906 people were arrested during raids to 7,495 addresses under a special operation carried out by 22,569 members of the security forces, T24 news site reported

Turkish police, gendarmerie and coast guard participated the ministry’s “Wanted People Operation.”

Some 33 were detained over homicide, 360 over bodily harm, 244 over robbery, 58 over sexual crimes, 48 over looting, 88 over fraud, 101 over drug trade, and 45 over smuggling. 

Security forces arrested 20 people over links to the Gülen movement, a religious group the government accuses of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, while five were detained over membership to an undisclosed armed terrorist organisation.