October 19, 2015 | Quote

ISIS Training Ring for Children Discovered in Turkey’s Capital

An ISIS training camp for children has reportedly been discovered in Istanbul, according to the English-language Turkish newspaper the Hurriyet Daily News.

Turkish police raided about 18 different homes in Istanbul's Pendik and Başakşehir districts over the weekend, detaining at least 50 people with suspected links to ISIS.

Around 24 of them were children of Tajik and Uzbek origin who had been receiving militant training in basement apartments.


“This was a disaster waiting to happen,” Aykan Erdemir, a nonresident fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former member of Turkish parliament, told BI by email.

“It is appalling how they missed these guys.”


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