Turkish security forces detain 18 terrorist suspects

Turkish security forces detain 18 terrorist suspects

Turkish security forces raided at least 20 Istanbul addresses and arrested 18 foreign nationals suspected of having links to ISIS terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), a security source said.

Counterterrorism teams carried out operations to arrest alleged members of the terrorist group who were plotting to launch terrorist attacks, said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. One of the raided addresses was Istanbul's Sarıyer district, approximately 500 meters from the U.S. Consulate General. The security forces entered in a 4-storey building detained a person in the house, Anadolu Agency reported.

A vast array of documents pertaining to the terrorist organization and digital materials were discovered and seized, the source added.

Turkish security forces nabbed at least 850 suspects with links to Daesh in the first three months of 2021.

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