Turkey detains 2 Daesh suspects for plotting attacks in Ankara

Turkish police have arrested two suspected members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, who were allegedly planning bomb attacks in the capital, Ankara, on New Year’s Eve.

The two suspects were detained in the Mamak district on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday, Turkish NTV television reported.

They are suspected of being affiliated with Daesh and were planning an attack on the New Year in Ankara, said an official on condition of anonymity.

Turkey has been on high security alert since more than 100 people were killed in twin blasts in Ankara on October 10. The attack was blamed on Daesh terrorists.

Ankara has been among the main supporters of the militant groups operating in Syria, which has been grappling with a foreign-backed crisis since March 2011.

A member of the militant group recently captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters said Turkey has long been training members of the Daesh terror group in camps on its soil.

In an interview with the Russia-based Sputnik International, Abdurrahman Abdulhadi said he had received training at a camp in the Turkish city of Adana before carrying out his first terror mission as a Daesh member.

Turkey has been also accused on numerous occasions of being involved in illegal oil trade with Dash terrorists. Earlier this month, Russia released pictures and videos purportedly showing the movement of oil tankers from Daesh-controlled areas in Syria toward Turkey.

By Press TV