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Turkish police detain 14 foreign IS suspects

22 Jan 2021, 19:44 GMT+10

ISTANBUL, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkish police detained 14 foreign nationals for their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group in operations conducted in northern Turkey, the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Friday.

Counter-terrorism units simultaneously raided 13 addresses in the Black Sea province of Samsun to capture the suspects, Anadolu said.

It added that four Syrians and 10 Iraqi nationals were detained during the operations.

Police also seized numerous digital materials in the raided addresses, according to the agency.

Turkey's anti-terror teams have lately intensified their raids against the group members in the country.

The IS was blamed for a spate of deadly attacks in Turkey since 2015.

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