Turkish court arrests nine ISIS suspects

Turkish court orders arrest of nine suspects of self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A total of nine suspects of the ISIS, seven of whom were detained in Izmir based operations on Wednesday, were arrested by courts in Izmir and Ankara over terrorism charges.

Concurrent raids were carried out in three different provinces throughout Turkey against the group on Wednesday following tip offs to Izmir’s police headquarters that some militants had arrived in the western province after crossing the border from Syria.

Seven suspected ISIS members were detained in the operations, the anti-terror police department stated.

Turkey was the first member of NATO to place ISIS on its national terror list.

During the searches of the addresses, two guns, an alleged ISIS flag and some organisational documents were found, police reported.

On Friday, seven suspects were sent to the court on charges of membership and participation in a terrorist group in Izmir.

Additionally, two other suspected ISIS members were arrested in Ankara on Friday in a separate case.

The anti-terror police department stated that suspected ISIS members were sent to the prison until the next trial date.

Meanwhile, eight suspected members of ISIS were caught in Turkish border in southern province of Kilis on Saturday according to the website of Turkish office of commander in chief. 

TRTWorld and agencies