World Bulletin / News Desk
During a counter-terrorism operation targeted at ISIL suspects, the police conducted simultaneous raids in Bagcilar, Beykoz, Fatih, Kucukcekmece, Pendik, Sancaktepe, and Sisli districts of Istanbul.
Those arrested were foreigners reportedly planning to cross into Syria to fight for ISIL. They will be sent to the court, Istanbul Police Department said.
Over 300 people have lost their lives in ISIL brutal attacks in Turkey that includes suicide bombs, rocket and gun attacks.
Turkish security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to thwart ISIL attacks. Since August last year, Istanbul police have carried out at least 100 operations and detained nearly 1,000 suspects.