Turkey’s Antalya Anti-Terror Branch Teams detained 20 suspected DAESH terrorists on Friday including two Russian nationals in an operation against the terrorist group in country’s southern Antalya Province.
According to security sources, the suspects have links with DAESH members in Syria, Iraq and they were planning to recruit more members.
Security forces also seized several digital materials belonging to the terrorist group.
Following a medical examination, all suspects were brought to the Antalya police department to be interrogated by the officials.
The simultaneous operations took place in Antalya where the G-20 summit is going to be held next week with participation of international leaders including the US President Barack Obama.
The summit will be held between Nov. 15-16 and the Syrian war will be at the top of its agenda.
The operation comes at a time when US President Barack Obama’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter DAESH, Brett McGurk is in Ankara to meet with Turkish officials regarding the developments in Syria and Iraq.
On the other hand, Turkish police released details of 41 foreigners including 40 Moroccans and a Syrian national who were all detained in Istanbul on Thursday on suspicion of attempting to join the terrorist DAESH organisation.
The suspects arrived at Istanbul Ataturk Airport from Casablanca on Wednesday.
Following the interrogation, twenty of the suspects were deported and the rest of them will leave Turkey on Friday
Turkey’s fight against terrorist group, DAESH, have been intensified since the twin suicide bombings targeted a “peace” rally in the country’s capital Ankara on Oct. 10.
In this attack on Oct.10, at least 102 people were killed and around 500 were injured in the deadliest attack of its kind in Turkey’s history.