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Turkey arrests 14 people suspected of financing the Islamic State


Turkish authorities on Friday arrested 14 people on charges of financing and supporting the activities of the Daesh terrorist organization.

According to TRT News, authorities in the southern province of Mersin arrested these individuals “after monitoring calls to raise funds for the organization through social media sites.”

“After that, specialized teams tracked the movement of suspicious bank accounts,” the website said.

The security investigation led to the identification of 14 individuals who were found to be responsible for collecting money, according to the same source, who pointed to a raid campaign in Mersin province to arrest them.

The raids involved 200 policemen, who were supported by drones to monitor any escape attempt.

In recent years, ISIS has claimed responsibility for a number of terrorist operations in Turkey that have killed and wounded hundreds.

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