Turkey detains 31 suspected Daesh members

Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-10 12:00ID: 1518254182998477900ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained 31 suspected Daesh members in Istanbul who were preparing to launch an attack, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.
Police raided six addresses in three districts of the city, Anadolu said, without giving details on when the operations were carried out. All of those detained were foreign nationals, the agency added.
Officers seized digital material and documents during the operation, Anadolu said.
Turkey has been a partner in the U.S-led coalition against Daesh fighters.
Turkish police stepped up operations against Daesh suspects at the end of last year before the first anniversary of a New Year gun attack on a nightclub in Istanbul in which 39 people were killed.
Daesh claimed responsibility for that shooting, one of a series of attacks believed to have been carried out by the extremists in Turkey in recent years.
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