34 detained in simultaneous ISIL operations in Turkey
ADANAA total of 34 people were detained in operations targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in four different provinces of Turkey on Nov. 10.
Fourteen people were detained in the southern province of Adana after counter-terrorism police carried out simultaneous operations in the province’s center.
The police took strict measures in the places in which it conducted the operations and were supported by riot police deployed in nearby areas that often witness violent clashes.
The police broke the doors of the suspects’ houses and detained a total of 14 people. They were brought to the police headquarters after undergoing health checks.
Most suspects reacted violently to journalists who videoed them.
A separate operation was conducted in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas where the police detained 10 people on suspicions they were planning an attack on Nov. 10 and afterwards.
The police launched simultaneous operations on 10 addresses after receiving intelligence of the possibility of attacks by ISIL militants. Police confiscated a number of documents, digital data and magazines related to the jihadist organization. The suspects were later taken to the police headquarters after undergoing medical checks.
Another operation took place in the western province of İzmir where five suspects were detained. The police carried out raids in the Konak, Çiğli, Tire and Torbalı districts after receiving intelligence that suspects fought for ISIL in Iraq and Syria. Counter-terrorism police seized a number of ISIL documents and an assault rifle during the raids.
Five people were detained in an ISIL operation carried out in the northwestern province of Düzce. Anti-terror police raided a house in the Çilimli district and detained five people, three of whom were foreigners. The police also confiscated documents and data linked to the jihadists.
An investigation into the case is ongoing.
Meanwhile, a suspect of the Oct. 10, 2015, Ankara attack, which claimed the lives of 103 people, has been arrested. The suspect, Suphi Alfidan, was arrested after it was determined he met with the main suspects in the attack.