Türkiye cracks down on IS in captial-Xinhua

Türkiye cracks down on IS in captial

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-02-27 19:16:00

ANKARA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Turkish authorities on Tuesday launched operations against Islamic State (IS) in Ankara, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported.

In Ankara, prosecutors issued warrants for 20 IS suspects linked to "Tevhid Magazine," which they said was a front for the group's activities in the capital.

Police have detained many IS suspects over an attack on an Italian church in Istanbul, Türkiye's largest city, in January.

Türkiye designated IS as a terrorist group in 2013 and has suffered several deadly attacks by the group since 2015.

Türkiye's southern border with Syria has been a major transit route for Syrians and foreign fighters since the Syrian civil war began in 2011.