Turkish security forces on Wednesday detained in Istanbul 13 suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) who may have plans to carry out attacks in the country.
The state-run Anadolu agency reported that Istanbul anti-terror police units launched simultaneous operations covering 10 districts to capture the suspects.
The police believed that the suspects were linked to the IS and other armed terror organizations in conflict zones in countries like Syria and Iraq, and may have plans to carry out attacks against Türkiye.
Türkiye listed IS as a terrorist group in 2013 and has been attacked by the extremist group several times. In response, the Turkish authorities have launched counter-terrorism operations at home and abroad.