Turkey detains ISIL suspects for ’preparing attacks’

Turkey detains ISIL suspects for ’preparing attacks’

ANKARA- Agence France-Presse
Turkey detains ISIL suspects for ’preparing attacks’

Police on Oct. 27 detained thirteen ISIL suspects in Ankara accused of preparing attacks on national holidays in Turkey, media and officials said.

They were planning attacks on Republic Day on Thursday and ceremonies on November 10 which commemorate the death of the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Special forces police raided the homes of the suspects, two of whom were believed to have played an "active role" in armed fighting in Syria, the channel added.

Another individual was accused of being an "executioner" for the extremist group.

The Ankara chief public prosecutor’s office said in a statement seven arrest warrants for ISIL members were issued on Tuesday and they were all detained as part of two separate investigations but did not provide more details.

Their nationalities were not given.