Seven suspected ISIS militants detained in Turkey’s Izmir

Turkish police detain seven suspects alleged to be members of self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Seven suspects accused of being members of ISIS were detained in Izmir based operations on Wednesday.

The raids were carried out in three different provinces throughout Turkey against the group following tip offs to Izmir’s police headquarters that some militants had arrived in the western province after crossing the border from Syria.

Police conducted concurrent raids at 22 different locations in Izmir and in the provinces of Erzurum and Isparta.

They said that two guns, an ISIS flag, and many documents relating to the organisation were seized during searches in Izmir’s districts of Buca and Menemen.

According to media reports, the detainees are alleged to have been in contact with ISIS in Syria and to have taken part in clashes in the country.

The detainees were taken to the anti-terrorism unit of the provincial police force headquarters and police are still searching for remaining suspects on the loose.

ISIS is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey. 

TRTWorld and agencies