Turkey detains 73 DAESH suspects within eleven days

Turkish security forces seize 73 suspects during anti terror operations against DAESH within eleven days

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Ten DAESH suspects were detained during anti terror operations in Konya province of Turkey on Saturday

Turkish security forces reportedly detained 73 DAESH suspects during anti terror operations against the group within the first eleven days of 2016.

Along with the suspects, the police forces have also seized several weapons and documents belonging to the terrorist organisation.

Most recently,10 DAESH suspects were detained in the Konya province on Saturday.

On Jan.2, a Turkish court ordered the arrest of two DAESH terrorists who had been detained in the capital, Ankara as they were allegedly planning to carry out suicide attacks at two different points in the city during New Year celebrations.

Turkey has witnessed several terror attacks linked to DAESH in the country.

The latest attack came on Jan. 12 when a DAESH suicide bombing killed 10 civilians and injured 15 others in the Fatih region of Istanbul.

Moreover, in October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in capital Ankara while in another attack 34 people were killed in a blast in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern province of Sanliurfa, which borders Syria, on July 20, 2015.

With respect to the issue, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "There have been 10 [terrorist] acts by DAESH against Turkey so far. Our combat against any terrorist organisation, especially PKK and DAESH, will continue resolutely."

Erdogan also said that, "The presence of DAESH in Turkey is not acceptable."

TRTWorld, AA