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Turkish Group Behind Gaza Flotilla Suspected of Links to Al-Qaeda

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Turkish Group Behind Gaza Flotilla Suspected of Links to Al-Qaeda (AP-Washington Post)

(Daily Alert)

    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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