Turkish police arrest 8 Daesh/ISIS suspects

Turkish police arrest 8 Daesh/ISIS suspects

Arrest warrants out for 9 suspects, police on lookout for suspect at large

News Service AA

Turkish police arrested eight suspects allegedly linked to the Daesh/ISIS terror group in the central province of Konya, said security sources on Thursday.

The provincial prosecutor's office said in its probe that the suspects were in correspondence with Daesh/ISIS members in conflict zones, said the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

After their interrogation, arrest warrants were issued for nine suspects. Police is on the lookout for one suspect who remains at large.

Turkey recognized Daesh/ISIS as a terrorist organization in 2013.

Since then, the country has been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists numerous times, including with 10 suicide bombings, seven bombings and four armed attacks which killed 315 people and injured hundreds.

In response, Turkey has launched military and police operations inside the country and abroad.


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