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.
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
Macron's statement on Balkans being an area of rivalry for EU, Turkey and Russia is not 'constructive', says spokesman
'Anti-Muslim sentiment in the Western world and especially in Europe is rising rapidly,' says Mevlut Cavusoglu
Among suspects are 7 members of top administrative court and council of state
Anti-terror operations continue in Diyarbakir province
Deputy PM Bekir Bozdag made remarks after announcement of early presidential, parliamentary elections planned on June 24