20 IS suspects detained in Antalya ahead of G-20 summit

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Turkish police have arrested 20 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group in Antalya a week before the city hosts a G20 summit, the BBC reports.

US President Barack Obama will be among the world leaders arriving in city on Turkey’s southern coast for the summit on 15-16 November.

Two of the suspects arrested on Friday are said to be Russian.

Turkey has stepped up operations against IS militants following a string of deadly bombings.

Anti-terror police carried out simultaneous raids in three districts of Antalya early on Friday, local media said.

Officers reportedly seized “digital materials” during the operation.

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