Turkey arrests 49 ISIL-linked suspects in Ankara

Police believe some suspects were planning attack on country’s Republic Day celebration

Turkey arrests 49 ISIL-linked suspects in Ankara

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey on Saturday arrested 49 suspects linked to ISIL terrorist organization in the capital Ankara, according to police officials.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said Ankara chief public prosecutor's office had issued arrest warrants for 55 foreign nationals, as part of an investigation against the terrorist group.

On Saturday, the police arrested 49 of the 55 suspects during operation in Ankara.

The official said some of the suspects were planning an attack on the country’s Republic Day celebration on Oct. 29.

Some of the suspects are also believed to have participated in armed conflicts abroad.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ekim 2017, 12:42