Turkish police uncover plot to bomb synagogue, US Embassy

Turkish police uncovered a plot linked to al-Qaida to bomb a synagogue in Istanbul, the US embassy in Ankara and other targets, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
Twelve people were arrested during a raid on two houses in Istanbul and Corlu in February, the Times reported. Eight of them were Turks, two were Chechens and two were Azeris.
According to reports, the Turkish police seized nearly 50 pounds (22.6 kilograums) of plastic explosives with detonation systems, six laptops and other evidence.