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2 Daesh/ISIS suspects arrested in Turkey

One Iraqi national handed over to provincial migration office in Nevsehir to be deported

Behcet Alkan and Ahmet Bayram   | 10.02.2021
2 Daesh/ISIS suspects arrested in Turkey FILE PHOTO

NEVSEHIR/MANISA, Turkey

Two foreign national Daesh/ISIS suspects were arrested in Turkey on Wednesday.

One Daesh/ISIS suspect was arrested in central Turkey, local police said.

According to Nevsehir's police statement, an Iraqi national suspect was arrested as part of an investigation against the terror group launched by prosecutors.

The terror suspect was handed over to the provincial migration office to be deported, it added.

The suspect, identified by initials Z.T.H., was determined to be involved in the 2014 bombing attacks in Iraq and kidnapping incidents.

Separately, another Daesh/ISIS suspect was arrested in an anti-terror operation in the Aegean Manisa province.

Identified as a Palestinian national, the suspect was under surveillance by security teams over links to the terror group, a security source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspect was detained after being arrested at home.

In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terrorist group.

The country has since been attacked by the terror group multiple times, with 315 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least ten suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.

*Writing by Merve Aydogan

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