By Ibrahim Aktas

KOCAELI, Turkey (AA) – Turkish police have arrested five people for their suspected links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group in the northwestern Kocaeli province, a security source said on Tuesday.

Those held include three foreign nationals, the insider said, adding that several documents and digital materials were also seized.

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

The country has since been attacked by the extremist organization multiple times. At least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed attacks killed 315 people and injured hundreds more.

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

*Writing by Merve Aydogan in Ankara

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