Turkish police detain 20 ISIS suspects before G20 summit

2015-11-06 11:14
(File, AP)

(File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Istanbul - Turkish police detained 20 people suspected of links to Islamic State in Antalya province a week ahead of a G20 summit with world leaders there including US President Barack Obama, Dogan news agency said on Friday.

The detentions were part of a series of police operations against suspected Islamic State members across Turkey, a major conduit for militants crossing into neighbouring Syria. Police in Antalya declined to comment.

Turkey is imposing tight security ahead of the G20 summit on November 15-16 in the south-western province. It will be held in a Mediterranean beach resort away from the centre of Antalya city, protected by a heavy police cordon.

Ihlas news agency said police raids were held simultaneously in three districts of Antalya, with two of those detained Russian and two of them women. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to be among the leaders attending the summit.

Turkey vowed to take a more active role in combating Islamic State in July and President Tayyip Erdogan has said operations against them will continue.

The radical militants control territory along the Turkish border and have been linked to the suicide bombing last month of a pro-Kurdish rally in Ankara that killed more than 100 people.

This week, Turkey said it arrested nine suspected Islamic State members believed to have been preparing a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul.

Read more on:    isis  |  g20 summit  |  barack obama  |  vladimir putin  |  turkey

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.