Turkish police detain dozens over illegal wiretapping: sources

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:46 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained dozens of people nationwide in the latest of a series of operations over illegal wiretapping targeting supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, President Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-foe, sources said.

The security sources said arrest warrants were issued for 54 people and 37 of them have so far been held in simultaneous raids centered on Ankara and spanning 20 provinces across Turkey.

(Writing by Daren Butler; editing by John Stonestreet)