Turkey detains 8 DAESH suspects in Syrian border province

Turkish security forces seize 8 suspected DAESH terrorists in Syrian border town of Kilis

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A statement by the governorate of Kilis province on Friday said that eight suspects were detained over being DAESH terrorists in the province bordering Syria.

According to the stament, five of the eight total suspects were foreign nationals.

The suspects allegedly tryied to cross into Turkey from Syria when they were seized.

Turkish security operations targeting DAESH have been intensifying since the Suruc suicide bombing which killed 34 people in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa on July 20, 2015.

DAESH was also linked to the twin Ankara bombings on Oct. 10 which killed 103 people and injured more than 500 others in Turkey’s capital.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said recently that "The time has come for the US, Europe, Russia and others to join Turkey and take a collective stand against DAESH."

Davutoglu wrote in a newspaper column published on Friday that while measures to defend Turkish territory would remain in place, Turkey will work with Russia and its allies to calm tensions.

TRTWorld and agencies