Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 19
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Eight members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization were detained in Istanbul as part of the anti-terrorist operation, Trend reports citing Turkish media.
According to the reports, two of the detainees are women.
Other details of the operation are not disclosed.
One of "emirs" of IS was detained in Istanbul during a special operation on Sept. 7.
On June 12 this year, 19 militants of 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 IS members 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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