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Turkish authorities arrest 147 suspected ISIS members

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Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced on Tuesday that Turkish authorities have arrested 147 individuals suspected of belonging to the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

Ali Yerlikaya © X

Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced on Tuesday that Turkish authorities have arrested 147 individuals suspected of belonging to the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

The arrests took place in 30 out of the country's 81 provinces, the minister stated in a message posted on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).

The crackdown on suspected ISIS members reflects Turkey's ongoing efforts to combat terrorism and ensure national security. With these arrests spanning across various provinces, Turkish authorities are demonstrating their commitment to rooting out terrorist activities and maintaining stability within the country.

The Turkish government has been vigilant in monitoring and apprehending individuals linked to extremist groups like ISIS, which pose a significant threat not only to Turkey but also to regional and global security.

Further details regarding the arrests and any related developments are expected to emerge as the investigation progresses.

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