Persecution of Christians by ISIL

6 foreign nationals with ISIL links nabbed

At least six foreign nationals have been arrested for suspected links to the ISIL terror group, a security source said early on Jan. 24.

Police conducted an operation in Kastamonu's city center as part of an anti-ISIL probe launched by prosecutors in the Black Sea province, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

ISIL claims responsibility for Baghdad's suicide attack

ISIL claimed responsibility early on Jan. 22 for Baghdad's suicide attack, via the group's Amaq news agency on its Telegram channel.

Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Jan. 21, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of the ISIL.

Turkey deports 12 Finnish nationals over terror links

Turkey deported 12 terrorists from Finland back to their country of origin, the Interior Ministry said on May 31.

In a statement, the ministry said the fighters were sent back as part of Ankara's ramped-up efforts to expel foreign terrorists.

Turkey continues to send back foreign terrorist fighters, it added.

Four detained over suspected ISIL links

At least four foreign nationals have been detained in northwestern Sakarya province over their suspected links to the ISIL terrorist group, state-run Anadolu Agency said on March 2.

The local prosecutors investing the ISIL's terrorist activities requested the arrest of four Iraqi nationals over their suspected links to the ISIL, the agency cited anonymous sources as saying.

9 detained over suspected ISIL links

At least nine foreign nationals were detained in Turkey's capital Ankara on Feb. 26 over their suspected links to the ISIL terrorist group, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.

Citing anonymous security sources, the agency said prosecutors issued detention warrants for 10 foreign nationals allegedly in contact with terror group members in conflict zones.

13 detained over suspected ISIL links

Police detained 13 suspects, including 10 foreign nationals, over suspected links to the ISIL terror group in Istanbul, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 25.

Police raided seven different locations and detained 13 suspects, including nine Syrians and an Iraqi national, according to sources cited by Anadolu Agency.