Arrests in Turkey after Ataturk Airport atrocity

Access to the comments Comments
By Euronews
Arrests in Turkey after Ataturk Airport atrocity

Police raids

Turkish police have raided more than a dozen suspected ISIL
cells in the cities of Istanbul and Izmir.

Special forces and counter- terrorism officers were involved in the operations, which are linked to Tuesday’s triple suicide bombing at Ataturk Airport.


Turkey’s Anadolu agency says:

  • Neighbourhoods of Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli targeted
  • 13 arrested, including three foreign nationals

The Turkish authorities have said they think at least one of the airport bombers may have been a foreigner.


  • Four districts targeted
  • Nine arrested on suspicion of financing, recruiting and providing logistical support to ISIL.

    What happened at Ataturk Airport?

At least 43 people were killed in a triple gun and suicide bomb attack in Istanbul’s main airport on Tuesday evening.

Scores were injured.

The Turkish authorities and US officials believe ISIL was responsible for the attack.

Turkey is part of the US-led coalition against ISIL in neighbouring Syria.

It is also tackling an insurgency in its mainly Kurdish south-east.