Turkish press reports said Friday that police detained five men suspected of providing support to al-Qaida militants in Afghanistan.
The five, most of them university students, were being questioned after being taken into custody during raids in several Turkish cities this week.
They are being investigated for sending money to support al-Qaida fighters and developing computer programs to jam NATO aircraft targeting al-Qaida in Afghanistan.
Turkey has been alert to al-Qaida since homegrown Islamic militants tied to al-Qaida carried out suicide bombings in Istanbul in 2003, killing 58 people.
In July, Turkish police detained 29 people suspected of links to al-Qaida, and in January, police rounded up 120 people supporting al-Qaida.
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