Turkey sentences 14 people over Daesh links

Conviction follows 9-month investigation into terror group's financial network

Abdullah Celik   | 20.09.2019
Turkey sentences 14 people over Daesh links

BINGOL, Turkey 

More than a dozen people were convicted by Turkish courts on Friday over their links to the Daesh terror group.

After a 9-month investigation to unveil the terror group’s financial network, 40 suspects were remanded in custody on Sept. 13.

Nationwide counter-terror operations took place with a focus on the eastern province of Bingol.

Following judicial proceedings, 14 people were handed jail sentences, 23 were released on parole and three suspects were acquitted.

More than 300 people have been killed in attacks claimed by Daesh in Turkey, where the terrorist organization has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket and gun attacks in recent years.

Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh attacks.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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