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Turkey claims to have foiled ISIS attack; 27 suspects held

Updated on: 20 July,2020 08:59 AM IST  |  Ankara
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The Anadolu news agency reported that the suspects were held in simultaneous early morning raids by anti-terrorist police in Istanbul as they allegedly prepared to carry out attacks

Turkey claims to have foiled ISIS attack; 27 suspects held

Anti-terrorist police. File pic/AFP


Turkish police have detained 27 people in Istanbul over suspected links to the Islamic State group, state-run media said on Sunday.


The Anadolu news agency reported that the suspects were held in simultaneous early morning raids by anti-terrorist police in Istanbul as they allegedly prepared to carry out attacks.

The alleged attacks were in response to recent social media posts that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and that a "large number" of documents and digital material was recovered during the searches.


Turkey has suffered a number of attacks by ISIS militants over the past five years, including the bombing of a peace rally in the capital Ankara in October 2015 that killed 102 people.

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