Turkish security forces arrested at least 174 Daesh suspects in Turkey in June, including senior operatives and foreign nationals. Courts remanded 31 of the suspects in custody following multiple operations carried out mainly in Istanbul, southeastern Şanlıurfa and in the Black Sea port city of Samsun.
In Istanbul alone, 33 Daesh suspects were rounded up, including 28 foreigners. During operations in Istanbul, Şanlıurfa, Nevşehir, Adana and Elazığ, Turkish security forces arrested 52 suspected terrorists, of whom 29 were remanded in custody.
In the Black Sea cities of Samsun and Zonguldak and the northwestern city of Yalova, 24 Daesh suspects were arrested. The suspects included a woman identified as Seda D. - the spouse of Tarkan Batirashvili, a top Daesh operative also known as Abu Omar Al-Shishani who was killed in Iraq - and an Uzbek national who was detained while trying to flee Turkey.
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