Foreign couple detained in Turkey over alleged ISIL links
Anti-terror police on Jan. 17 detained a foreign couple suspected of membership of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, a police official stated.
The man is a dual citizen of Belgium and Algeria, while his wife is a Syrian national, the official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The couple, who had arrest warrants issued against them in Belgium on terror charges, have been sent to court, the official added.
The detentions are the latest in a long-running anti-ISIL campaign carried out by the Turkish security forces. More than 300 people have lost their lives in ISIL-claimed terror attacks in Turkey, where the group has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket and gun attacks.