Turkish police detain 14 suspects over links to IS

ISTANBUL (Xinhua) – Turkish police yesterday detained 14 Iraqi nationals in Turkey’s northern province of Samsun over their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the state-run Anadolu agency said.

Police launched operations simultaneously in different addresses across the province to capture the suspects who were believed to carry out activities on behalf of the IS, Anadolu noted.

Several digital items were also seized during the raids, and the operations are continuing to capture another suspect, it added.

At least six other Iraqi suspects had been detained in Samsun in August over their alleged connections to the group.