Turkish police detain 8 DAESH suspects at Istanbul airport

Turkish security forces detain 8 DAESH suspects who were reportedly preparing to go to Germany

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Photo by: AA

Turkish security forces detained eight suspects over having links with the terrorist organization DAESH on Wednesday at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.

The police said that the suspects, all Moroccan nationals, were coming from Casablanca and planning to cross into Germany illegally.

The suspects claimed that they arrived in Istanbul for vacation and had a reservation at a hotel, however,  after verification with the hotel, police determined that their allegations were not true.

The police also found a document on one of the suspects, which reportedly shows a route that begins in Istanbul and ends in Germany, through the Turkey’s western province of  Izmir, Greece, Serbia and Hungary.

The document found on one of DAESH suspects shows a route which starts in Turkey and ends in Germany.

Since July, Turkish security forces have been conducting wide-scale anti-terror operations across Turkey, after a DAESH suicide bombing killed dozens of people in the Suruc district of Sanliurfa province on July 20.

Despite the efforts, the terrorist organisation carried out a second brutal attack on Oct 10 in capital city of Ankara, killing more than 100 people.


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