Turkey detains 12 foreigners allegedly trying to join DAESH

Turkish security forces detain total of 12 foreign nationals allegedly planning to join DAESH terrorist organisation following operations in two southern provinces of Turkey

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A French couple and are seen being detained after allegedly arriving in Turkey's Adana to join DAESH on November 7, 2015

Security forces have detained a total of twelve foreign nationals who were allegedly planning to cross into Syria in order to join the DAESH terrorist organisation following the operations in the two southern provinces of Turkey.

Security forces conducted one of the operations in the southern province of Adana capturing five Indonesian nationals and two French nationals who chose the province as their meeting point to cross to Syria from Turkey with an alleged intention to join DAESH.

Security units have caught five unidentified foreign nationals who were also aiming to join DAESH in the Elbeyli district of the Kilis province in southern Turkey according to a statement released by the Kilis governorate on Nov. 5.  

Anti-terrorism sub-directorate teams in Turkey’s southern Antalya province detained 20 suspects allegedly tied to DAESH on Friday including two Russian nationals in an operation against the terrorist group.

According to security sources, the suspects have links with DAESH members in Syria, and Iraq and they were planning to recruit more members for the outlawed group.

The simultaneous operations took place in Antalya where the G-20 summit is going to be held next week with participation of international top leaders including the US President Barack Obama.

Turkish security forces have been carrying out scores of operations against the DAESH terrorist organisation in several provinces of Turkey since late October, following the deadliest attack in the modern history of the country that took place in the capital city of Ankara on Oct. 10.

Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of Ankara issued an extensive statement on Oct. 28 concerning the Ankara bombings, indicating that the attacks were plotted by the DAESH terrorist organisation and that the suicide bombers received the order to carry out the attack from DAESH members in Syria.

The bombing targeted a march organised by leftist labor unions and political parties, killing 102 people and injuring more than 500, according to the Turkish authorities.

TRTWorld and agencies