Turkish police detain 18 IS suspects in Istanbul: local media

Turkish police launched on Wednesday simultaneous operations against suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) in Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul and detained at least 18 suspects, local media reported.

The Istanbul Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism Unit teams raided many addresses to capture the suspects, who have alleged links to the IS, the state-run Anadolu agency said.

Turkey’s anti-terror teams have lately intensified their raids against the group members as part of their efforts to expose the activities of the IS in the country.

Turkey’s anti-terror teams have lately intensified their raids against the group members in the country.

The IS was blamed for a spate of deadly attacks in Turkey since 2015.