Turkish Police Detain 47 Suspected Daesh/ISIS Terrorists in Major Cities

Turkish police have apprehended 47 suspects believed to be affiliated with the terrorist organization Daesh/ISIS, announced Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya on Wednesday. The arrests were made in major cities including the capital Ankara and the financial hub Istanbul.

Turkish Police Detain 47 Suspected Daesh/ISIS Terrorists in Major Cities

Minister Yerlikaya stated that simultaneous raids, named Operation Bozdogan-6, were conducted in the cities of Adana and Bursa under the coordination of the Security Intelligence Directorate and the Anti-Terrorism Department.

Among the apprehended individuals, 22 were captured in Istanbul, one in Kirikkale, 15 in Ankara, two in Adana, and seven in Bursa. Yerlikaya emphasized, "For the peace, unity, and solidarity of our beloved nation, we will not give any respite to those terrorists," reaffirming the commitment to combat terrorism relentlessly.

He commended the efforts of the security forces, stating, "We will continue our fight uninterruptedly with the superior efforts of our security forces." Yerlikaya also provided statistics, indicating that since June 1, 2023, a total of 1,162 operations have been carried out against Daesh, resulting in the capture of 2,402 suspects.

Turkey has been one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terror organization. The nation has experienced multiple attacks by the group, resulting in over 300 victims killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.

Abdulkadir ŞEKER

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