Turkish police stepped up security measures due to terror threat
Baku, Azerbaijan. Sept.23
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkish police stepped up security measures in the mosques of Gaziantep province in the south of Turkey because of the threat of terrorist attacks by the terrorist organization 'Islamic state' (IS), Haber 7 reports Sept.23.
According to the newspaper, the police received intelligence about the preparation of terrorist attack by the IS in the Ulu Cami mosque during Friday prayers.
Security forces cordoned off the mosque building, people were checked using special detectors.
Early, the US Embassy in Turkey has warned its citizens of a possible terrorist attack in Gaziantep province.
More than 50 people were killed in a suicide attack in Gaziantep on August 21.
Earlier, Turkish media reported that militants of the terrorist organization IS use Turkish province of Gaziantep on the border with Syria as a reference point, noting that there are 'schools' related to the IS in Turkey.
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