Turkish authorities have arrested 15 people — including three foreigners — suspected of belonging to ISIS. The arrests came a day after a terror attack killed 95 people in capital Ankara. The victims, who were gathering for a peace rally, were caught by two suicide bomb blasts in an assault that has been linked by some politicians and commentators to Daesh or its supporters.
In the southern province of Adana, a suspect thought to have arranged accommodation for ISIS recruits was arrested, the police security directorate said in a statement.
The suspect, identified as IC, is accused of renting flats for foreign nationals heading for Daesh’s “so called jihad zone” in Syria, police said. He was found possessing contact details for people in Syria.
At one flat he is said to have rented, nationals from France, Italy, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Tunisia and Egypt were discovered. They are being dealt with by the local immigration office.
In Konya, central Anatolia, counter-terrorism officers arrested 14 suspects, including a woman, across the province over alleged links to ISIS . A number of “organizational documents” were seized.