Turkey toughens up as hundreds detained in ISIL raids

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Image: 'Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan' by Resmî on Flickr

More than 440 people were arrested in coordinated raids across Turkey this weekend in what seems to be a tougher policy towards ISIL.

Some experts say the shift is a justified reaction to the spate of in-country attacks over the last year-and-a-half.

But others see the move as part of President Erdogan’s tougher new brand and his attempts to make broader executive powers appear necessary.

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