Unic Press UK: Turkish forces in collaboration with the Syrian National Army have arrested 287 people suspected to be members of the dreaded Jihad terrorist group Islamic State – also known as Daesh, the Anadolu news agency reports, citing Turkey’s deputy interior minister Ismail Catakli.
Out of the 287 suspects, 45 are Turks and 242 are foreign nationals, arrested in 1,107 counter-terror operations.
Catakli added that 76,818 people had been denied entry into Turkey on the suspicion that they might be foreign terrorist fighters, and a total of 7,643 terrorist fighters deported.
In a similar statement, Turkey’s interior minister said that all the foreign ISIS/Daesh terrorists being held by Turkey would be repatriated.
It was on 9 October 2019 that Ankara launched Operation Peace Spring to “clear northeastern Syria east of the Euphrates River of terrorists and create a safe zone along the border, thereby paving the way for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees.”