Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Six militants of the IS terrorist group (ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) were detained in the Turkish province of Gaziantep as a result of special operation, the Turkish DHA news agency reported Feb. 5.
The militants are Turkish citizens, and they were detained while trying to cross into Syria, according to the agency.
As many as 68 people were detained during anti-terrorist operations in seven provinces of Turkey on Jan. 13.
Earlier, it was reported that 450 Turkish citizens joined the terrorist group IS in Syria during 2015.
Turkey's intelligence service said it had information that Turkish citizens, who underwent training with the IS militants, intend to return to the country to stage terrorist attacks there.