Turkish authorities have detained four relatives of the late ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while conducting operations in Kirsehir province, Anadolu news agency reported, citing the Kirsehir chief public prosecutor’s office.
A total of 25 relatives of the dead terrorist leader were detained in operations covering four Turkish provinces, including Samsun, Ordu, and Sanliurfa.
Those detained were charged with participating in an “armed terror group” by the Kirsehir Peace Penal Court.
21 of those arrested have already been interrogated and sent to a repatriation centre in Kirsehir province.
Previously, Turkey confirmed detaining a number of relatives of al-Baghdadi, including his sister, 65-year-old Rasmiya Awad, his brother-in-law, and his wife, Asma Fawzi Mohammad Al-Qubaysi. The latter, according to AFP’s report, “volunteered a lot of information” about the ISIS leader and his terrorist organisation.