More than 400 suspected of belonging to terrorist group «Islamic state» were arrested by Turkish police in the operation conducted in six provinces of Turkey.
About 60 people were arrested in Ankara and 150 in the province of şanlıurfa province on the Syrian border, 47 suspects arrested in Gaziantep, 46 – in Bursa, 30 – in the province of Konya. Among the arrested were many foreign nationals.
According to the Ministry of internal Affairs, in recent years, Turkey has arrested more than 5,000 supporters, 3.290 foreign activists of the IG were deported, more than 38.000 are unable to enter into Turkey because of suspicions of links with jihadists.
«Islamic state» made in Turkey dozens of major terrorist attacks. Victims of the latter, in the night club Reina on new year’s eve were 39 people. The attacker, a native of Uzbekistan Abdulqadir Masharipov, was arrested after two weeks of searching.