Turkey says prevented 85 security 'incidents' since January

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2016 12:40 PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has prevented 85 would-be "incidents" since January, 49 of which involved live bombs, government spokesman Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

Kurtulmus made the comment to reporters in the capital Ankara a day after two police officers were killed and 22 people wounded by a suicide car bomb in the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the sixth such attack on a major urban center this year.

(Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)