Turkish Group Behind Gaza Flotilla Suspected of Links to Al-Qaeda (AP-Washington Post)
Turkish anti-terrorism police carried out raids in six cities on Tuesday, detaining at least five people with links to al-Qaeda, including two employees of the government-supported Islamic charity group IHH, which sent the Mavi Marmara ship to Gaza in May 2010.
The anti-terrorism police chief for Kilis was removed from his post hours after the raid, a sign that the government was hitting back at police who carried out the raid.
The counter-terrorism police chief in Van who coordinated Tuesday’s raids was also reassigned to another post.
IHH secretary general Yasar Kutluay blamed Israel and supporters of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for the operation.
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