NEVSEHIR, Turkey

A Daesh/ISIS suspect was arrested in central Turkey, police said on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the local police in Nevsehir, an Iraqi national suspect was arrested as part of an investigation against the terror group launched by prosecutors.

The terror suspect was handed over to the provincial migration office to be deported, it added.

According to the statement, the suspect, only identified by initials Z.T.H., was found to be involved in the 2014 bombing attacks in Iraq and kidnapping incidents.

In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terrorist group.

The country has since been attacked by the terror group multiple times, with 315 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.

*Writing by Merve Aydogan

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