Turkish police detains 35 ISIS suspects in Ankara

Turkish police detains 35 ISIS suspects in Ankara

Turkish police and intelligence service arrested 35 Iraqi nationals in the capital Ankara on Tuesday over their alleged links to the ISIS terror group (banned in Russia), according to security sources.

The provincial police in Ankara and the Turkish intelligence service conducted a joint operation after receiving information about 40 suspects having links to the terror group ISIS, which is active in conflict zones. An operation is ongoing to nab the remaining suspects.

In a separate operation, police officers in Duzce province nabbed three Daesh suspects as part of a probe launched by the provincial prosecutor’s office. The operation is ongoing as one of the suspects is yet to be caught.

The suspects, who are of Iraqi origin, are accused of acting as “fighters” under the banner of the terror group; one of them was deported following arrest, Anadolu Agency reported.

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