68 Suspects Arrested in Turkey ISIS After Bomb Istanbul

Istanbul - Turkish authorities detain 68 suspected members of a radical group ISIS in raids launched in the country. These arrests were made following a bomb blast in a tourist area in Istanbul on Tuesday, January 12th.
Photo: REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Turkish news agency Anatolia reported as reported by AFP on Wednesday (01/13/2016), as many as 65 people were arrested in raids on Tuesday (12/1) in Ankara, Sanliurfa, Izmir and other cities. In Ankara alone, 16 people were detained on suspicion of planning a major attack in the Turkish capital.

Anatolia reported, 21 people were arrested in the city of Sanliurfa, near the Syrian border, is also suspected of planning an attack in an unknown location in Turkey.

Then on Wednesday, three more suspects ISIS arrested in the resort town of Antalya. All three are Russian citizens. No mention of whether those arrested have links with the suicide bomb attacks in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood.

Blasts that rocked the tourist district of Sultanahmet certainly triggered by a suicide bomber. Turkish authorities refer to the perpetrator is a national 28-year-old Syrian who joined with ISIS.

According to Turkish authorities, the perpetrators allegedly recently crossed the Syrian border to enter the territory of Turkey. But the name of the perpetrator is not in the list of suspected militants in Turkey supervision.

At least 10 foreign tourists, mostly Germans, were killed in this explosion and 15 others were injured. No person or particular group that claimed responsibility for the bomb attack. (ita / ita)
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