Turkish nationalists burn a rainbow flag during a rally staged by the LGBT community on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on June 19, 2016. / AFP / OZAN KOSE
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Three suspected ISIS militants were arrested in Istanbul late Tuesday after a tip-off they had planned an attack on a transgender march, Dogan News Agency said.Dogan cited counter-terrorism police as saying the three suspects had traveled to war zones under ISIS rule but did not specify where.The group has been blamed for two suicide bombings in Istanbul this year and has carried out targeted killings in the southern cities of Gaziantep and Sanliurfa, both hubs for Syrian activists trying to document the war.Istanbul has held gay pride parades since 2003, attracting tens of thousands of marchers, but last year's was broken up by police.
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