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Daesh terrorists planning to attack CHP's march detained

DAESH TERRORISTS PLANNING TO ATTACK CHPS MARCH DETAINED

Kayseri Governor Süleyman Kamçı stated Six Daesh terrorists planning to carry out an attack on a 400-kilometer march from the capital to Istanbul launched by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have been detained by police.

Six Daesh terrorists planning to carry out an attack on a 400-kilometer march from the capital to Istanbul launched by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) have been detained by police Kayseri Governor Süleyman Kamçı said Wednesday.

The governor told the media that the terrorists were detained after receiving intelligence about a provocative attack targeting the CHP march, which is on its 21st day.

He noted that the terrorists were planning to drive into the crowd with a rented minibus bearing flags of the ruling Justice and Development (AK Party) Party.

"A huge provocation has been prevented" Governor Kamçı said.

Two of the terrorists were detained in Kocaeli province, where the march is currently taking place, while four others were detained in Kayseri.

Kılıçdaroğlu's march started on June 15 after Istanbul's 14th Heavy Penal Court ruled to sentence CHP lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu to 25 years in jail for releasing classified documents with the purpose of political or military espionage.

Berberoğlu was among the deputies who lost their parliamentary immunity last year when a government-sponsored bill stripped the protection from 138 lawmakers with pending charges. The CHP did not block the bill in Parliament, which was then passed with 376 out of 550 votes.

In January 2014, trucks belonging to MİT carrying aid to northern Syria where Turkmens had been exposed to heavy airstrikes and attacks from the Syrian regime were stopped and intercepted by security forces upon the order of former Adana Public Prosecutor Özcan Şişman and Brigadier General Hamza Celepoğlu.

The supplies in the trucks were seized and MİT staffers were handcuffed before being detained.

It was later revealed that the raid was a Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) plot to embarrass and discredit the government through its followers who had infiltrated the military and judiciary.

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