Turkey arrests 15 suspected terrorists

Published February 5th, 2023 - 09:47 GMT
Turkish police

ALBAWABA - Turkish police, in coordination with the country's intelligence services, arrested 15 people suspected of plotting to carry out different terrorism activity in the country.

The police said the 15 belonged to the militant ISIS terror group and apprehended after an operation carried out to uncover ISIS activities and arrest its agents in Istanbul.

The police said the detainees intended to carry out attacks against the Swedish and Dutch consulates, and religious places of worship for Christians and Jews in Turkey.

According to the information circulated in the local Turkish media, the attacks that were intended to be carried out came against the backdrop of the Quran burning incident that took place in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

After the defendants were referred to the Justice Palace in Istanbul, a Turkish court there arraigned them.

Previously, the anti-terrorism forces arrested an ISIS member who was planning to target tourists and citizens in a vital area in Istanbul.

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