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Forty suspected IS supporters arrested in Istanbul

Forty suspected IS supporters arrested in Istanbul

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Antiterreureenheden of the Turkish police in Istanbul forty foreigners arrested that are suspected to have ties with Islamic State.

The from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Iraq-born suspects were in simultaneous raids at 23 addresses in the district of Fatih arrested, reported the state news agency Anadolu Sunday. Some of them several times to areas of conflict in Syria have traveled.

In the last few years, thousands of foreign jihadists to the IS-caliphate in Syria and Iraq traveled, often via Turkey. The country also has several major terrorist attacks to endure of IS and Kurdish militants.

The Turkish army did last month a raid in Syria to the jihadists from the border to chase and to prevent Kurdish fighters and their place in hungary.

The Turkish government also has the networks to tackle the transit of the jihadists to facilitate.

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