ISTANBUL - Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected members of Islamic State in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday.
Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in more than a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects and taking them for interrogation at the city&39;s police headquarters, it said.
Police suspect they were planning to travel to neighbouring Syria.
Turkey staged multiple crackdowns on the jihadist group, which has been blamed for a series of attacks including one at an elite Istanbul nightclub over New Year 2017 that claimed 39 lives.
In April, police detained four key IS members including a so-called emir in charge of Syria&39;s Deir Ezzor province.