The anti-terrorist operation, which started after the March 13 attack in Ankara, continues in Istanbul, the Anadolu Agency reported March 17.
A car bomb exploded in Ankara on March 13, near a crowded bus stop. The explosion killed 37 people, while 125 more got injured.
Twenty-nine people, suspected of having ties with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group, were detained during the operation on March 17 morning.
Thus, the number of those detained in the anti-terrorist operations in Turkey has reached 349.
Meanwhile, the Turkish police said the PKK intends to realize a series of terrorist attacks from March 20 to March 30 in major cities of Turkey.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union have listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.
PKK’s attacks on military units and police stations have recently become more frequent in the south-eastern Turkey.
More than 200 soldiers were killed in the clashes between the PKK and Turkey in 2015.