Turkey detains 5 suspected of Daesh attack plan on referendum

Turkey detains 5 suspected of Daesh attack plan on referendum
A picture of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is seen through Turkish national flags ahead of the constitutional referendum in Istanbul, Turkey (REUTERS)
Updated 14 April 2017

Turkey detains 5 suspected of Daesh attack plan on referendum

Turkey detains 5 suspected of Daesh attack plan on referendum

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s state-run news agency says five people with alleged links to the Daesh group have been detained, suspected of planning “sensational attacks” in the run-up to Sunday’s referendum.
Police conducted three simultaneous operations in Istanbul Friday following a tip, according to Anadolu news agency.
A Tajik national who has traveled to “conflict zones” and who works for Daesh group in Istanbul is among the detained, reports the agency.
Daesh group has called for attacks against the referendum in its Arabic and Turkish publications this month, arguing that voting is opposing God and branding Muslim voters as “disbelievers.”
Turkey is holding a referendum on constitutional amendments that would expand presidential powers.