Istanbul, August 3 (TNS): 38 foreign nationals on Friday were arrested by security forces in Istanbul for alleged links to the Daesh terror group, police officials confirmed.
Counter-terrorism squads carried out simultaneous raids in 12 addresses in six districts to apprehend suspects who were allegedly preparing for terror attacks, the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said.
They also seized many organizational documents and digital equipments during the operations.
Security forces have been involved in a long-running campaign to rid Turkey of Daesh terrorists.
More than 300 people have lost their lives in Daesh-claimed attacks in Turkey, where the terror group has targeted civilians in suicide bomb, rocket, and gun attacks.