Saturday, July 30, 2005

Al-Qaeda threat divides the police

Police spokesman Ismail Çalışkan said on Friday that they had no expectations of a terrorist attack against Turkey, despite an earlier statement made by Şammaz Demirtaş, the deputy chief of the Istanbul police department, who had told a daily that there was a possibility of al-Qaeda carrying out an attack in Turkey over the next few months.

In his weekly security briefing, Çalışkan said: “The police have been uninterruptedly maintaining their struggle against fundamentalist and separatist terrorist organizations in Turkey; however, we do not expect an attack on Turkey.” Demirtaş had said he expected an attack in Turkey by November.

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