Turkey police arrest at least 47 ISIS suspects across country

Turkish police have arrested at least 47 people suspected of belonging to the terrorist organization “ISIS” in five provinces, according to Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya.

Yerlikaya stated on the social media platform “X” that the suspects were arrested in the largest city in the country, Istanbul, as well as the capital Ankara, and the provinces of Kirikkale, Adana, and Bursa, without specifying the timing of the operations.

He also mentioned that a total of 1162 operations have been carried out against the ISIS organization since June last year, resulting in the arrest of a total of 2402 suspects.

It is worth noting that the Turkish government classified ISIS as a terrorist organization in 2013 and held it responsible for a series of deadly attacks in the country since 2015.

In December of last year, Turkish intelligence and security forces arrested a senior ISIS member responsible for the organization’s financial affairs in an operation in the province of Mersin in southeastern Turkey.

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