Anti-terrorist operations continue in Istanbul
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Special operations are carried out in Istanbul against members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, Trend reports citing Turkish media.
Operations are carried out at predetermined locations and involve 100 police officers, reports read.
Five people were detained during the operations. The detainees' names were not disclosed.
One of "emirs" of the IS was detained in Istanbul during a special operation on Sept. 7.
On June 12 this year, 19 militants of the IS, who were planning terror attacks, were detained in the Turkish provinces of Adana, Mersin and Tekirdag.
Earlier, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that IS terrorists have been active on the territory in Turkey in recent years. In this regard, Turkey has thoroughly strengthened security measures, the minister said.
Turkish intelligence is actively working to eliminate terrorists and threats emanating from them, he added.
On Nov. 5, 2018, a major operation was carried out against members of the "Islamic State" in 11 provinces of Turkey. Some 24 people, who were engaged in raising funds for terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya, were arrested.
Furthermore, cash money of more than $500,000 and more than two million Turkish liras were confiscated during the operation.
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