By Cankut Tasdan
ANKARA (AA) – Turkish anti-terror police and intelligence teams on Wednesday arrested 18 Iraqi nationals over their alleged links to the terror group Daesh/ISIS.
These arrests in the capital Ankara followed tips of the terror group’s activities and network.
Operations are continuing to arrest two more fugitive Daesh/ISIS suspects.
In 2013, Turkey became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terror group.
The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times, with 315 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.
In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.
* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk