Turkey detains Daesh supporters, increases security before G20 Summit

Published November 9th, 2015 - 01:00 GMT
A Turkish soldier patrols the increasingly volatile Turkish-Syrian border. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
A Turkish soldier patrols the increasingly volatile Turkish-Syrian border. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

AFP reports that Turkey detained dozens of foreigners, including women and children, who were allegedly attempting to join Daesh in Syria. 

Turkish anti-terrorism police detained ten women, fifteen children, and thirteen men from Iraq, Iran, and other central Asian countries. They are being held in the southern province of Adana. Turkey has expelled over 2,000 suspected Daesh supporters since 2014, AFP reports.

Daesh violence in the country has escalated in recent weeks, with multiple bombings and the beheading of Syrian activists in the border city of Gazientep. 

Turkey has detained and arrested dozens of suspected Daesh supporters in the past few weeks, as the country prepares to host the 2015 G20 Summit in Antalya.

International heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama, and Vladimir Putin of Russia, will attend the G20 gathering on Nov. 15-16, with a strong focus on Syria, Daesh, and refugee resettlement. 


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