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    Over 1,300 People Detained in 2016 Over Daesh Links Remain in Custody in Turkey

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    1,313 people, arrested over suspected links with the Daesh terrorist group, remain in custody in Turkey, according to the statement of Turkish Interior Ministry.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A total of 1,313 people apprehended in Turkey in 2016 over suspected links to the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) terror group are still in custody, local media reported on Wednesday, citing the country’s Interior Ministry.

    The total number of people detained over suspected terrorist links this year is 3,359, the Anadolu news agency specified.

    The ministry also said that Turkish authorities had arrested 7,015 people suspected of Daesh links between 2011 and 2016 with 2,712 of them being foreigners.

    Among the arrested foreigners, there were Syrian, Russian, Iraqi, Chinese, Azerbaijani, Moroccan, Egyptian, Uzbek and Tunisian citizens.

    The Daesh is a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, Turkey and a number of other states across the globe.

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