Nearly 64 million people spend weekend at home in Turkey’s 48-hour lockdown

Nearly 64 million citizens spent the weekend at home after the government announced on April 10 a 48-hour curfew for a total of 31 provinces, including Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Residents in some cities in the past couple of weekends hit the streets and flocked to parks dodging social distancing rules.

Nearly 41,000 sub-standard masks seized in Turkey

Turkish security forces on April 5 seized nearly 41,000 sub-standard masks being produced in an unhygienic environment.

Anti-smuggling teams carried out the operation in the southern province of Adana amid a surge in demand for protective gear due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Police raided a depot that was operating without a permit in the Yüreğir district.

3 Syrians detained over suspected ISIL links

Three suspected ISIL terrorists were detained in Turkey's southern Adana province, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 12.

The three Syrian nationals were detained in an anti-terror operation carried out by Turkish police.

Turkey was one of the first countries to recognize ISIL as a terrorist group in 2013, as soon as it emerged.

Three religious manuscripts seized in eastern Turkey

Turkish security forces seized three religious manuscripts in the southern Adana province on Feb. 23, according to security sources.

Turkish police conducted an operation in the Seyhan district of the province as part of operations against historical artifact smuggling, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.