By Merve Ozlem Cakir
ANKARA (AA) – The Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry decided to freeze the assets of several individuals and entities linked to the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization, according to the Official Gazette on Thursday.
The assets of 17 people and four legal entities linked to the Daesh/ISIS terror group were frozen based on their financial aid to terrorist organizations.
In 2013, Türkiye became one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS a terrorist organization.
The country has since been attacked by the terror group multiple times, with over 300 people killed and hundreds more injured in at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks, and four armed assaults.
In response, Türkiye launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.
*Writing by Gozde Bayar