Turkish police have detained 23 people suspected of having links with the al-Qaida terrorist network.

Police detained the suspects Wednesday in the northwestern province of Bursa.

In May, police detained 11 suspected al-Qaida militants who were believed to be planning terrorist attacks in Istanbul.

A Turkish al-Qaida cell was blamed in four suicide bombings in 2003 that killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds more. Those attacks targeted two synagogues, the British consulate and a London-based bank.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.