More than 50 foreign nationals have been arrested in Istanbul for their alleged links to Daesh terror group in Turkey. Anti-terror squads conducted simultaneous raids in 13 districts to apprehend 54 Daesh suspects, who were allegedly preparing to carry out attacks. Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart Daesh attacks.
The suspects are accused of being Daesh members and spreading the group’s propaganda that has been used to spike attacks as well as lure youths into joining the radical cause of the Daesh.
More than 300 people have lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in Turkey so far, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bombs, rocket and gun attacks.