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Police arrest 28 Daesh/ISIS terror suspects in Turkey

Suspects nabbed in Ankara, Yozgat, Siirt provinces

Sertac Bulur   | 26.10.2020
Police arrest 28 Daesh/ISIS terror suspects in Turkey

ANKARA 

Turkish police arrested 28 people across the country over suspected links to the terror group Daesh/ISIS, security sources said on Monday.

Police arrested 18 suspects, all foreign nationals, in simultaneous anti-terror operations in the capital Ankara, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The police continue the search for two other suspects, it added.

Meanwhile, in Turkey's central Yozgat province, four suspects of Iraqi origin were caught, while six others, including so-called senior members of the terrorist organization, were nabbed in the eastern Siirt province.

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

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times, with at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed attacks that killed 315 people and injured hundreds more.

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


*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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