Nearly 190 ISIL suspects arrested in June
MALATYA – Anadolu AgencyNearly 190 Islamic State Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects were arrested in nationwide counterterrorism operations across Turkey in June, according to information from security officials.
Security announcements showed that 20 of 188 ISIL suspects, including foreigners, were remanded in custody to face trial on a variety of charges.
During counter-terrorism operations across Turkey, including ones in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Gaziantep, security officials also thwarted planned attacks.
On June 15, in the southern Kilis province, four Azerbaijani nationals and one Bosnian wanted under an Interpol red notice were arrested for being members of a terrorist group while illegally crossing into Turkey from Syria.
On June 19, a Turkish court handed down a 15-month jail term to two Iraqi nationals for links to the ISIL terrorist group, a police source said.
On June 7, a court in the northwestern Sakarya province remanded in custody Halis Bayancuk, codenamed Abu Hanzala, a suspected senior ISIL member, according to a judicial source.
During operations, police, gendarmerie, and border troops also seized documents, weapons, and ammunition.