Friday, 20 June 2014
Recent operations carried out by the organization named Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), revealed schemes on preparing a jihad on Turkey.
The police operation against the organization began in January in the city of Van and spread to other bigger cities such as Istanbul, Adana, Gaziantep and Kayseri, resulting in many arrests including the leader of the organization, Halis Bayuncuk.
Bayuncuk’s statement, “We will conquer Istanbul, too” was detected by audio surveillance and revealed other plans of the organization.
According to the plans, the organization was aiming at a jihad on Turkey when the inner conflicts would end in Syria. It was also discovered that the organization had been recruiting militants for two years in Turkey. The latest act of the organization was the abduction of the staff from the Turkish Embassy in Mosul.