Kurds held for Istanbul bomb plot

Turkish forces have rounded up suspected Kurdish rebels allegedly intent on attacking Istanbul, days after militants vowed to fight on for autonomy in the south-east and warned tourists to stay away.

The crackdown came on what Kurdish guerrillas called the end of a five-year truce. Police detained two alleged rebels and four alleged sympathisers in one of Istanbul’s impoverished suburbs, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. The men allegedly were found with large amounts of explosives. Full Story

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