World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish police have released details of 41 foreign nationals who were detained in Istanbul on Thursday on suspicion of attempting to join the terrorist ISIL organization.
Istanbul Security Directorate’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence Branch says its officers detained 40 Moroccans and a Syrian national who arrived at the city's Ataturk Airport from Casablanca on Wednesday.
The suspects, who were taken into custody, were interrogated at the airport. Police said some of those held claimed that they were going to Syria’s conflict zones to join ISIL.
Twenty of the suspects were deported and the remainder of will leave Turkey on Friday.