Turkey rounds up 52 Syrian Daesh suspects: state media

Turkey blames Daesh for the 2015 peace rally bombing that killed 100 individuals. (AFP/File)
Updated 14 February 2019

Turkey rounds up 52 Syrian Daesh suspects: state media

  • Turkey believes Daesh are responsible for a number of terror attacks in Turkey
  • All the individuals arrested in the crackdown are Syrian nationals

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities on Thursday detained 52 suspected Daesh extremists in northwestern province of Bursa as part of a crackdown on the militants, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
Police launched raids at five addresses in the Osmangazi district to round up the suspects who were all Syrian nationals, Anadolu said.
Daesh are blamed in Turkey for a spate of terror attacks, including a 2015 bombing on a peace rally at a train station in the capital Ankara that claimed 100 lives.
Turkey has stepped up the fight against the extremists and allowed a US-led international coalition to launch air raids on the group's bases in Syria from its soil.


The Middle East implements measures to combat deadly coronavirus

Updated 3 min 21 sec ago

The Middle East implements measures to combat deadly coronavirus

  • Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has started an evacuation plan for Bahraini nationals in Iran

DUBAI: Coronavirus has been widely spreading in the Middle East during the past week with Iran recording the highest number of infections and deaths in the region.

Countries in the Middle East are currently taking extraordinary steps to prevent the growing coronavirus outbreak.

00:51 – Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has started an evacuation plan for Bahraini nationals in Iran including screening and quarantine procedures. The Ministry called on all Bahrainis to register their details by calling: +97317227555

(Developing)