Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday vowed Turkey would continue operations against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and Kurdish militants, after bombing raids on IS in Syria and the arrest of hundreds of suspected militants in Istanbul.
“The operations that were started today are not a single event but a process,” Davutoglu told reporters in Ankara in televised comments.
Turkish police launched raids in 13 provinces across Turkey on Friday, the prime minister’s office said, saying it was determined to fight all “terrorist” groups “without distinction”.
It said in a statement that 251 people had so far been detained in the simultaneous raids.
The raids, carried out by 5,000 police officers, came as Turkish F-16 fighter jets hit three Islamic State targets within Syria.
The jets pounded targets early on Friday, the prime minister’s office said in a statement, confirming earlier comments from a Turkish official.
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