Six ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s Adana

Six ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s Adana

Six ISIL suspects detained in Turkey’s Adana A total of six Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects were detained by police in the southern province of Adana on April 11, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Anti-terrorism police raided a number of addresses in the city center in the early hours of April 11, detaining six ISIL suspects.  

The suspects were taken to a police station to give testimonies after undergoing medical checks. Police officers said the suspects were in preparations to carry out attacks ahead of the referendum on constitutional amendments on April 16.   

Meanwhile, 10 ISIL suspects were also detained in another operation in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on April 10, the Diyarbakır Governor’s Office said in a statement, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Police teams carried out operations across the province to foil imminent attacks by ISIL, detaining suspects including Syrian-origin ones, the statement said. Some 10 suspects were detained and a hand-made riffle and a number of digital documents were seized in the raid, according to the statement.

In addition, a total of 18 ISIL and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suspects were detained in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on April 10, Doğan News Agency reported. 

Some 22 simultaneous raids were conducted at suspected addresses, with at least 100 police officers taking part.  

Some 22 people, of whom 14 were ISIL suspects who had warrants, were detained by police.  

One of the detained ISIL suspects was Azerbaijani ex-lieutenant Iltıfat Nazurov, who reportedly quit the Azerbaijani army to pursue Islam in Turkey. 

The suspects were taken to a police station after medical examinations. Officials stated that they would continue their search to apprehend four other suspects.