Turkey arrests 21 suspected IS members in major operation

Turkey on Friday detained 21 suspected members of the Islamic State group, including three foreigners, in a major operation in several cities including Istanbul, state media said.

Police detained the suspects in pre-dawn raids in several addresses in Istanbul, as well as Sanliurfa province near the Syrian border, southern Mersin province and Kocaeli province east of Istanbul.

The detainees are suspected of helping the jihadist group recruit people from Europe, the official Anatolia news agency said.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Or it could be 21 political opponents of Erdogan. Or some journalists.