As part of the fight against the "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist group, 5,600 foreign mercenaries were deported from Turkey, the Turkish media quoted the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying on January 5.
Erdogan said that 54,000 people were banned from entering the country as part of the fight against the IS.
“Turkey will continue to fight against the IS,” he added.
On December 1, 62 foreigners, who are members of the IS terrorist group, were detained in Istanbul.
The Istanbul police said that 117 operations were conducted in Istanbul against the IS members from August 2016 to August 2017, as a result of which over 1,000 people were detained.
It was also reported that 940 people were deported from Turkey as part of the fight against the IS during the reporting period.
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