Turkish police detained 10 people in the Turkish capital Ankara early on Monday on accusations of recruiting for the DAESH terrorist group.
The Ankara police department’s anti-terror teams conducted an early morning operation in the Ulus neighbourhood, detaining DAESH suspects who allegedly have connections with the terrorist organisation’s armed groups in Syria and Iraq.
In addition, Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) has detained on Sunday 23 DAESH suspects in the Elbeyli district of southern province Kilis near the Syrian border while they were trying to enter Turkey from Syria.
Turkey has increased its security operations against DAESH after the group reportedly killed a non-commissioned Turkish military officer who was on duty at the border post in the Elbeyli district of Kilis in July 2015.
In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin DAESH suicide bomb attack in Turkey's capital Ankara. On July, 20, 2015 another DAESH suicide bombing had resulted in the death of 34 people in Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria.
DAESH terror attacks have killed nearly 150 civilians in Turkey since July 2015.
A recent suicide attack, reportedly carried out by a DAESH terrorist, took place in Istanbul's Fatih District, killing 10 German tourists and wounding 15 -mostly foreign- tourists on Jan. 12, 2016.
Following the attack, Turkish tanks and artillery heavily bombarded DAESH positions in Syria and Iraq, leading to the death of at least 200 terrorists, according to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.