World Bulletin / News Desk
According to a statement from the police department of Van -- an eastern province in Turkey -- the suspects were among 23 people who had been arrested on Dec.28 in simultaneous operations.
The operations had been conducted in Van and southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir and Mardin, targeting those believed to be linked to the conflict zones in Syria and Iraq.
Sixteen others were released under judicial control, the statement added.
More than 300 people have lost their lives in ISIL attacks in Turkey so far, where the terrorist organization has targeted civilians in suicide bombs, rocket and gun attacks.
Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart ISIL attacks.
Number of security staff are accused of political spying in 2014 when Recep Tayyip Erdogan was prime minister
After parliament decides on election bill, it will be published in official gazette without being approved by president
Turkish deputy prime minister says plans for early elections avert uncertainty
Soldier killed when explosive device went off during security search in Afrin
Nearly 10,000 Syrians have returned home in 2018 through Cilvegozu border gate in southern Hatay province
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Xi Jinping exchange views on latest developments in war-torn country
'The campaign process will likely start around May 15,' ruling AK Party spokesman Mahir Unal says
New gate along Turkish-Syrian border is set to open near Jinderes in southwestern Afrin, Syria
Accident involving van carrying 135 undocumented migrants in eastern Erzurum province kills 2, severely injures 4 others
FETO members have been convicted of attempting to violate constitutional order on night of defeated coup in July 2016
Suspects allegedly channeling funds to terror group, spreading online terror propaganda
'Our presidential candidate is Recep Tayyip Erdogan,' opposition MHP leader Devlet Bahceli announces on Twitter
Deputy Premier Bekir Bozdag says Turkey to open 'new period' through planned early elections on June 24
Two university students from each of the 81 provinces in Turkey set to attend