15 ISIL suspects released in Turkey’s Konya

15 ISIL suspects released in Turkey’s Konya

KONYA
15 ISIL suspects released in Turkey’s Konya

A total of 15 Islamic State Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects were released by a court in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on April 18, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Police conducted simultaneous raids on ISIL suspects on April 11, detaining 15 suspects.

Police also seized a number of documents related to ISIL. Following their testimonies, the suspects were referred to the court on charges of membership in ISIL, but the court released 15 of them, including nine on probation.

In addition, a total of 18 ISIL and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suspects were detained in Konya on April 10, Doğan News Agency reported. 

Some 22 simultaneous raids were conducted at suspected addresses, with at least 100 police officers taking part.  

Some 22 people, of whom 14 were ISIL suspects who had warrants, were detained by police.  

One of the detained ISIL suspects was a former Azerbaijani lieutenant, İltifat Nazurov, who reportedly quit the Azerbaijani army to pursue Islam in Turkey. 

The suspects were taken to a police station after medical examinations. Officials stated that they would continue their search to apprehend four other suspects.