World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, were arrested in Istanbul over their links to the ISIL terrors group, police said on Sunday.
Turkish police’s anti-terror teams raided simultaneously at four addresses in Istanbul’s three districts after they were tipped off that the suspects were linked to the ISIL leaders in Syria and Iraq.
According to the police, the suspects were planning an attack during the New Year Eve celebrations in the city.
More than 300 people have lost their lives in ISIL-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror organization has targeted civilians in suicide bombings, and rocket and gun attacks.
Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart ISIL attacks.
Suspects were trying to illegally cross into Greece from NW Turkey
Business world will continue to support Turkey's economy, according to statements by leading figures
Former presidential candidate of main opposition party Muharrem Ince denies receiving threas
Russian leader confirms readiness to continue bilateral dialogue and joint regional and international work with Turkey
Security forces carry out 2,945 counter-terror raids across Turkey from June 18-25, says Interior Ministry
President addresses nation from balcony of AK Party headquarters in capital Ankara following his election success
Binali Yildirim emphasizes on 'stronger democracy' in his speech at AK Party headquarters
Unofficial results show Erdogan won presidential election
AK Party supporters in capital Ankara, other Turkish provinces, and Belgium ecstatic over Erdogan's election success
Turkish party leaders, including MHP chief Devlet Bahceli, congratulate President Erdogan over election success
Security of not only AK Party votes but votes for all political parties are ‘our honor,’ says AK Party spokesman Mahir Unal
Presenting themselves as OSCE observers of Turkish elections, 20 foreigners, their guides found to praise terrorist PKK
Many world leaders have reportedly congratulated President Erdoğan for his success in the elections.
Turkeys MHP Chairman Devlet Bahçeli congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the election results.
Delegation head says no obstacles faced during observation
Latest results in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Diyarbakir, Antalya in Turkey's presidential election as of 8.00 pm local time