Turkey arrests ISIS coin producers

Official says Turkish police seized material used by ISIS members to produce coins and arrested six foreign nationals

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Militants of ISIS

According to a statement from a local governor's office, Turkish police have seized coin-making equipment used by ISIS in the southeastern city of Gaizantep.

There is no any information regarding the suspects at website of the Gaziantep governor's office, other than that they are foreign nationals.

ISIS said it would “emancipate itself from the satanic global economic system” when it started producing its own currency system last year.

ISIS’ currency is formed of original dinar coins and includes seven minted coins - two gold, three silver and two copper. Each gold dinar is worth around $139.

The design on the coins consists of gold relief and a symbol of seven wheat stalks, a Quranic reference, as well as a world map.

The prototypes of the ISIS coins had a message in Arabic written on them stating, “The Islamic State - a caliphate based on the doctrine of the Prophet.”

TRTWorld and agencies