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Turkey detains 4 IS suspects planning 'sensational' attack

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he addresses local administrators, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. In a sign of ameliorating ties, Turkish officials said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump looked "positively" on two key Turkish demands that had soured relations with the Obama administration, during a telephone conversation with Erdogan. (Yasin Bulbul/Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he addresses local administrators, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. In a sign of ameliorating ties, Turkish officials said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump looked "positively" on two key Turkish demands that had soured relations with the Obama administration, during a telephone conversation with Erdogan. (Yasin Bulbul/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses local administrators after the government has sacked nearly 4,500 more state employees, including academicians, as it appeared to press ahead with a purge of people with suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. .(YasinBulbul/Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses local administrators after the government has sacked nearly 4,500 more state employees, including academicians, as it appeared to press ahead with a purge of people with suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. .(YasinBulbul/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses local administrators after the government has sacked nearly 4,500 more state employees, including academicians, as it appeared to press ahead with a purge of people with suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (YasinBulbul/Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses local administrators after the government has sacked nearly 4,500 more state employees, including academicians, as it appeared to press ahead with a purge of people with suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (YasinBulbul/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained four Islamic State suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a "sensational" attack.

Anadolu Agency said Thursday the suspects were detained in an operation in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria. Police seized 24 suicide attack belts made with some 150 kilograms of explosives, two automatic rifles and other material, it said.

There was no detail on the suspects' nationalities.

Last year, Turkey suffered a series of deadly attacks carried out by IS or Kurdish militants.

Some 750 people with alleged IS links were detained in a major police sweep in 29 Turkish provinces last week.