Turkey: Police detain 13 suspects over Daesh/ISIS ties

Suspects include 9 Syrians and Iraqi national

Halil Demir   | 25.02.2020
Turkey: Police detain 13 suspects over Daesh/ISIS ties


Turkish police have detained 13 suspects, including 10 foreign nationals, allegedly linked to the Daesh/ISIS terror group in Istanbul, security sources said on Tuesday.

Police raided seven different locations and detained 13 suspects, including nine Syrians and an Iraqi national, said the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The ongoing operation was part of a probe into Daesh members who provide financial support for the terror group's remanded members.

Digital materials and organizational documents were seized during the search.

Turkey was one of the first countries to recognize Daesh as a terror group in 2013, as soon as it emerged.

The country has since been attacked by Daesh terrorists numerous times, including 10 suicide bombings, seven bombings and four armed attacks which killed 315 people and injured hundreds.

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

* Writing by Seda Sevencan

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