Turkey arrests dozens of ISIS jihadis subsequent to Istanbul attack


Turkish police forces. File photo: Reuters

ARA News

URFA – Turkish authorities announced on Wednesday the arrest of 68 suspects affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group across Turkey.

Turkish police detained the militants in raids in Ankara, Izmir on the Aegean, the town of Kilis, Sanliurfa close to Syria; Mersin on the Mediterranean, and the southern city of Adana. 

This comes just one day after a suicide bombing hit Istanbul and left 10 people dead, mostly Germans.

In Ankara, police forces arrested 16 people who were suspected of planning a major attack in the capital, according to an official statement.

In Sanliurfa, 21 people were detained after being accused of planning an attack at an unspecified location in Turkey.

Three other suspected ISIS members were arrested on Wednesday in the southern resort city of Antalya. All three are Russian citizens, according to authorities.

Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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