Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 10 people suspected of links to the al-Qaida terror network and accused of preparing to stage an attack before New Year's Eve.
The Anatolia agency, citing police, said Thursday that the suspects were rounded up for questioning in simultaneous raids in the cities of Bursa and Istanbul. It did not elaborate.
It was the latest in a string of raids against people described as al-Qaida suspects. Islamic militants tied to al-Qaida carried out suicide bombings in Istanbul in 2003, killing 58 people.
In 2008, an attack blamed on al-Qaida-affiliated militants outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul left three attackers and three policemen dead.