55 IS members detained in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Fifty-five members of the “Islamic State” terrorist group (IS) were detained as a result of special operation in Turkey’s Istanbul and Izmir, the Turkish media reported Dec. 21.
Forty-five of the detainees are foreigners and their citizenship is not disclosed. The detained foreigners will be deported from Turkey.
Previously, on Dec. 1, sixty-two foreigners, who are members of the IS terrorist group, were detained in Istanbul.
The Istanbul police said that 117 operations were conducted in Istanbul against the IS members from August 2016 to August 2017, as a result of which over 1,000 people were detained.
It was also reported that 940 people were deported from Turkey as part of the fight against the IS during the reporting period.
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