- Turkish police on Thursday conducted raids in Istanbul and Izmir against possible terrorist cells of Islamic State, reported state news agency Anadolu. The raids come two days after triple suicide bombing at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul in which 42 people were slain.
Counterterrorism units raided the police in three class districts of Istanbul, Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli. Nine suspected militants who were in contact with IS fighters in Syria, were arrested during raids in three districts in Izmir, said the news agency. They are suspected of financing, recruitment and providing logistical support to the Sunni terrorist group.