In simultaneous raids carried out yesterday, police in Kocaeli and Istanbul have detained 15 suspected Daesh members.
The suspects captured in dawn raids are accused of recruiting militants for the terrorist group. Police found digital evidence linking them to the group and seized a rifle in the operations.
Daesh killed scores of people when the group started targeting Turkey in 2013 with attacks on rallies, Istanbul's main airport, a popular nightclub in the city and other venues.
Embattled by counterterrorism operations in Syria and Iraq, the terrorist group has seen its numbers further dwindling with heightened crackdowns in Turkey.
In the past nine months, security forces detained more than 5,400 suspects and arrested more than 900 others in operations, while another 146 Daesh militants were "neutralized" in the same period.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.