Wednesday, July 15, 2015
ISIL issues threat to 'Islamist' Turkey over recent police raids.
ISIL issues threat to 'Islamist' Turkey over recent police raids. (Bugun).
“By fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Turkey is preparing its own end, and will pay a heavy price for its actions,” read a statement posted on darulhilafe.com website in reaction to recent police raids against suspected ISIL members. Turkey has intensified its crackdown on ISIL amidst international pressure, both in terms of blocking ISIL-affiliated websites as well as conducting police raids and detaining suspected members.
Nine individuals were detained in Turkey’s central province of Konya on Monday on allegations of providing recruitment and logistics for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). In Monday’s raid, counter-terror police found hunting rifles and flares in searches conducted in the homes. The nine suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are being investigated for providing recruitment for the group as well as logistical support.
Also this week, numerous websites such as DarulHilafe.com, and takva haber faced bans. Both sites are Turkish-language which openly describe themselves local establishments of ISIL's media wing Al-Hayat.
Having borders with Syria in the south, and Iraq in the East, Turkey has been a transit route, particularly for foreign fighters joining the ranks of ISIL from Europe and East Asia. Hmmm........Those nine 'terrorists' that Turkey 'arrested' don't bother ISIL......but a terrorist threat might help other players.
Davutoglu called on the HDP to be "reasonable" and adopt a "clear and transparent position against violence."