Turkish special services for two days on February 4 and 5, 748 detained people suspected of having links with terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). About it reports Reuters.
The operation was carried out in 29 provinces and was the largest in recent months. As reported, the police seized numerous documents — both paper and electronic, as well as two handguns, four shotguns and ammunition.
Earlier it was reported about 400 detainees. Also it was explained that many of them foreigners.
The raids are part of a massive campaign against the Islamists launched by Ankara after the attack to the visitors of Istanbul’s Reina nightclub new year’s eve. The victims of the attack were 39 people, among them — the citizen of Russia Nurana Hasanova. Responsibility for the attack claimed by ISIS. January 16 action, directly carried out the attack, a citizen of Uzbekistan Abdulqadir Masharipov was caught. Also in this case detained 40 people, including Russians.
At the moment, excluding those detained in recent operations in Turkish prisons are 780 suspected of having links with ISIS, including 350 foreigners.