Turkish police detain 20 over ISIS links

Turkish police on Monday have detained 20 people in the capital Ankara over suspected links to Islamic State (ISIS), state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The suspects are foreign nationals and were detained during early morning raids of several homes, Anadolu said.

The detentions came after reports of ISIS militants fleeing detention centres in northern Syria following Turkey’s military incursion targeting Kurdish forces who have been securing the prisons.

Between 2015 and early 2017, Turkey witnessed a series of ISIS bombings and attacks, which claimed the lives of dozens of civilians in cities across Turkey.


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