ISIS terrorists arrested in nationwide operations in Turkey

Turkish court in Gaziantep issues arrest warrant for 15 ISIS terrorists as part of nationwide operations

Photo by: AA
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Turkish police detained several ISIS suspects during an operation against ISIS in Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul on Tuesday.

Fifteen ISIS members who were planning to join the ISIS terrorist group in Syria were indicted by a court in the southern Turkish province of Gaziantep on Monday.

The ISIS members, including four Turkish citizens and 11 foreign nationals, were detained on Oct. 22 in an earlier anti-terror operation.

Anti-terror operations against ISIS continued after Turkey witnessed the deadliest terror attack in the country's history on Oct. 10, which is determined to have been carried out by ISIS terrorists in collboration with other terror organisations threathening Turkey. 

On Oct.10, twin suicide bombings in Turkey's capital Ankara targeted a march organised by leftist labour unions, killing 102 people and injured 500 others.

In the face of intensified operations against ISIS, two Turkish policemen were killed by militants belonging to the group during clashes in southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Monday. 

In clashes between security forces and ISIS terrorists in the Kayabasi District of Diyarbakir Province, seven ISIS members were killed while the police seized 12 others.

Tuesday's nationwide anti-ISIS raids

As part of continiuing operations, Turkish police carried out a large-scale operation targeting ISIS hideouts in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul, detaining several suspects early on Tuesday.

During the police raids, one of two suspects who attempted to run away was injured after falling from the second floor of a building while the second one managed to escape.

The injured suspect was taken to hospital.

After the raid the police took some computers for further analysis.

In another counter-terrorism operation, Turkish police detained 30 ISIS suspects in the central province of Konya on Tuesday.

Police have reported that operations in the region are still ongoing.

Police detained 30 ISIS suspects in Turkeys central province of Konya on Tuesday.

Fourteen ISIS suspects were taken into custody following raids on several addresses in the western province of Kocaeli.

The provincial security directorate of Kocaeli did not provide a detailed statement concerning the operation, which is still continuing.

Moreover, the Turkish General Staff (TSK) announced on Tuesday that security forces seized 17 ISIS members in the border town of Kilis as they attempted to illegaly cross into Syria.

TRTWorld and agencies