Alwaght- Turkish police have reportedly detained 25 suspected ISIS terrorists in operations across Istanbul, the country’s most populous city.
According to a Tuesday report by state-run Anadolu news agency, three of the suspects were “high-level members” of the Takfiri group while 22 of the suspected terrorists were foreign nationals.
Officials in Turkey say they have detained more than 5,000 ISIS suspects and deported some 3,290 foreign militants from 95 different countries in recent years. Ankara also claims it refused entry to at least 38,269 individuals suspected of being connected with terrorist groups.
Last week, Turkish police shot dead an ISIS terrorist who was set to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a police station in the Mediterranean city of Mersin.
Over the last two years dozens of people have lost their lives in Turkey in terrorist attacks claimed by the ISIS terrorist group.
Turkey is itself blamed by Syria of supporting terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country since 2011 including buying smuggled oil from Syrian territories which were occupied by ISIS.