1,313 ISIL suspects arrested in a year: Interior Ministry
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoTurkish security forces have arrested more than a thousand people for their suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Turkey’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on Dec. 28.
In 2016, a total of 3,359 people were detained and 1,313 of them were arrested for their links to ISIL.
Among the arrested suspects, 679 of them were foreign nationals.
Between 2011 and 2016, a total of 7,015 people, including 2,712 foreign nationals, were arrested for their ties to ISIL, and 2,304 were taken into custody, the statement said.
A total of 2,712 foreign nationals were arrested, most of whom were Syrian, Russian, Iraqi, Chinese, Azerbaijani, Moroccan, Egyptian, Uzbek and Tunisian citizens.
Among the 2,712 detained foreigners, 932 were remanded in custody.
Some 52,075 people from 145 countries were banned from entering the county.