Turkey arrests suspect over recruiting militants for DAESH

Turkish authorities arrest one suspect over recruiting militants for terror organisation DAESH in Adana province of Turkey

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish court arrests one suspect over recruiting militants for terror organization DAESH in Adana province.

A court issued an arrest warrant for one suspect on Monday on the charge of recruiting militants for the DAESH terror organisation in Turkey’s southern province of Adana.

The suspect had been detained earlier on Sunday, along with six women suspects who are Indonesian nationals during an anti-terror operation in Seyhan district of Adana.

Following the investigation, the court determined that the suspect was assisting six women with joining the terror organisation. The women were deported from the country.

Six remanded after arrests in Istanbul

Six other DAESH suspects who had been detained in Silivri district of Istanbul on Nov.13 were remanded in custody by an Istanbul court on Monday.

The six suspects were detained in an operation launched by the security forces upon receiving intelligence that a DAESH terrorist was in Istanbul, having come from Syria to carry out "spectacular" attacks in the city.

After their interrogations, the suspects were sent to a local court, while police reported that they were still investigating an allegation that one detainee was a close associate of the DAESH militant Mohammed Emwazi, known as ‘Jihadi John’, who was allegedly killed by US air strikes last week.

Since July, Turkish security forces have been conducting wide-scale anti-terror operations across Turkey, after a DAESH suicide bombing killed dozens of people in the Suruc district of Sanliurfa province on July 20.

Despite the efforts, the terrorist organisation carried out a second brutal attack on Oct 10 in capital city of Ankara, killing more than 100 people.

TRTWorld and agencies