SAKARYA, Turkey

Turkish security forces arrested three people over their alleged links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, a security source said on Thursday.

As part of an investigation launched by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in northwestern Sakarya province, simultaneous operations were carried out by security forces in the capital Ankara, northwestern Bolu, and southern Adana provinces, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspects included a Syrian and two Iraqi nationals, it added.

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 over 300 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 Ahmet Gencturk​​​​​​​

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