SAMSUN, Turkey

Turkey has deported an Iraqi national suspected of links with the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization, security sources said on Monday.

As many as 11 suspects, all Iraqi nationals, were held in an anti-terror operation in the Atakum and Ilkadim districts of Black Sea province of Samsun on Dec. 4.

The detention period of the 10 remaining suspects has been extended, the source said on the condition of anonymity.

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

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists 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.

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