Four arrested in al-Nusra operation in Turkey’s northwest
BURSAFour people have been arrested after an operation targeting al-Nusra militants in the Yıldırım district of the northwestern province of Bursa, Doğan News Agency reported on Jan. 25.
The arrested suspects were determined to have been providing logistical support for the jihadist group in Syria and have entered the clash zones under the control of the group. The gendarmerie also determined that the arrested militants were recruiting militants for al-Nusra.
The gendarmerie in Bursa carried out simultaneous operations targeting the groups in the Karapınar, Değirmenönü and Ulus neighborhoods of the Yıldırım district between Jan. 15 and 18.
Four people, identified only by their initials Ü.K., İ.Y., T.G. and C.K., were detained in the raids. The suspects were determined to have been sending money to al-Nusra from Bursa and were later arrested.
Arrest warrants were also issued for five suspects who went to Syria to join the organization and who were determined to still be in Syria.
Police seized logistical material, pistols, knifes, a sword, computer, a cell phone, CDs and a number of documents related to al-Nusra found in the raids carried out at the targeted addresses.