Fifty four members of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IS) have been detained as part of a special operation carried out by the Istanbul police, Turkish media reported May 15.
According to the reports, there are foreign citizens among the detainees.
The identity and nationality of detainees has not been disclosed. The media reports said a number of them had previously engaged in an intensive activity as members of terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.
On April 28, 41 members of the IS were detained as part of a special operation in Istanbul.
On April 13, in the Turkish province of Adana within the framework of the special operation, a citizen of Syria, Riyad Haji Osman - one of the executioners of IS was detained.
On January 24 this year, in the province of Sanliurfa in the Southeast of Turkey, the so-called "Minister of Health" of IS Kefah Basher Hussain was detained.
On 12 January this year, Turkish police detained the so-called "Minister of Agriculture" of IS Tarik Ahmed.