Terrorism

Turkish foreign minister meets Canadian, Lithuanian counterparts

The Turkish foreign minister on June 27 met his Canadian and Lithuanian counterparts separately in Rome.

"Met with the Foreign Ministers of Canada and Lithuania, Marc Garneau and Gabrielius Landsbergis in Rome, where we came to attend the Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIL and the Ministerial with limited participation on Syria," Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter.

FM Çavuşoğlu to attend anti-ISIL coalition meeting

Turkey's foreign minister is set to attend a meeting of an international coalition against ISIL terrorist group in Italy on June 28.

"Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs will participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH which will be held in Rome on 28 June 2021, co-hosted by Italy and the U.S.," said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement.

14 ISIL terror suspects nabbed in Istanbul

At least 14 suspects were detained in Istanbul over their suspected links to the ISIL terror group and conflict zones, a security source said on June 13.

Provincial counter-terrorism units on June 11 simultaneously raided 20 addresses in 13 districts of Istanbul and made the arrests, said the source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Turkey detains top ISIL suspect wanted by US

Turkish intelligence officers have detained an Egyptian-born terror suspect wanted by Washington who was a top explosives expert for ISIL, state media reported on May 24.

The suspect, identified as Mustafa Abdulwahab Mahmud and born in 1999, was detained with three others on the outskirts of Istanbul after fleeing Syria, the reports said.

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