Turkish police officers work at the site where shoots were fired at police officers on August 19, 2015 at Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE
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Turkish authorities Thursday launched dawn raids in Istanbul and the southern city of Mersin to arrest suspected members of an ultra-left group, a day after two of its militants attacked the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, state media said.Police on Wednesday detained two militants over the armed attack on guards outside the Dolmabahce Palace, one of Turkey's main tourist attractions which also houses offices of the prime minister.The DHKP-C has claimed a string of attacks in Turkey in recent months, including a similar attack on the Dolmabahce Palace on January 1 where two grenades were hurled at the guards, which failed to explode.
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