(London Post) The two men were thought to have been preparing an attack on Kizilay square, where people usually gather for New Year celebrations. Police have seized suicide vests in the raids.
Turkey has been on high alert since October when a double suicide bombing allegedly by the so-called “Islamic State” killed more than 100 people in Ankara in the worst terror attack in modern Turkey’s history.
The arrests were made in a low-income neighborhood of Ankara, where police also seized suicide vests armed with a bomb, one bomb mechanism with ball bearings and one rucksack with bomb-making materials.
On Tuesday, Belgium prosecutors said they had arrested two suspects, also alleged to have been plotting a terror attack on Brussels on New Year’s Eve.
ap/jil (Reuters. AP, AFP)