ANKARA

Turkey has prevented 152 terrorist attacks by Daesh/ISIS so far this year, the country’s interior minister announced Wednesday. 

In an exclusive interview on a Turkish TV program, Suleyman Soylu said 26.8 tons of explosive material belonging to the terror group were seized in anti-terror operations.

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

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times with at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks and four armed attacks killing 315 people and injuring hundreds more.

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

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