Turkish police detain 4 over suspected ISIS links

Turkish police detained 4 people suspected of ties to the Islamic State (ISIS) in the capital of Ankara, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday.

The suspects are believed to have entered the country illegally, after conducting activities on behalf of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, it said.

Turkey was one of the principal routes for foreign fighters trying to join ISIS at the height of the group’s self-declared "caliphate."

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 the country.