Istanbul nightclub attack: Police captures Islamic State suspect in midnight raid

Istanbul nightclub attack: Police captures suspect in midnight raid

Istanbul : Turkish police on Monday captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, detaining him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt. The alleged assailant was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul after a massive

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11 Islamic State suspects detained in Istanbul raids: Turkey

11 Islamic State suspects detained in Istanbul raids

Ankara (Turkey) : Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained 11 people in a new security sweep in Istanbul against suspected Islamic State militants. The Anadolu Agency says the suspects, including seven foreign nationals, were detained Thursday during simultaneous raids on some 20 addresses in the city. The report said the suspects had arrived in Turkey to join the

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Turkey detains some 50 Syria and Iraq-bound Islamic State suspects

Turkey detains some 50 Syria and Iraq-bound ISIS suspects

Ankara (Turkey) : Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have conducted pre-dawn raids on 17 locations in Istanbul and detained some 50 people suspected of being linked to the Islamic State group. Anadolu Agency said those detained Sunday were all foreign nationals and planned to travel to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq. It did not provide information on their

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Islamic State calls on its followers to conquer Istanbul

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Turkey : Islamic State (IS) published a video calling Turkish people to rebel and fight against the rule of “infidel and traitor” President Tayyip Erdogan and help conquer Istanbul, Site monitoring service said on 18 August. Speaking in Turkish, an IS militant accused Erdogan of “selling the country to crusaders and the atheist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)” and has allowed

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Turkey Arrests 45 Islamic State Recruits in Southeast : Report

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Istanbul : Turkish security forces have over the last three days detained 45 foreign nationals seeking to cross into Syria to join Islamic State jihadists from the southeastern city of Gaziantep, the Dogan news agency reported Sunday. If confirmed, the detentions would mark a stepping up of pressure on IS by the Turkish authorities after the arrest of 21 suspected members

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