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29 Oct 2019 | 02:55 PM UTC

Turkey: Security forces foil terror plot in Istanbul October 29

Turkey News Alert

Security forces foil terror plot targeting Republic Day celebrations in Istanbul October 29; heightened security presence expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2019, 1:00 AM until 10/31/2019, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Istanbul


On Tuesday, October 29, Turkish authorities confirmed that an Islamic State (IS) terror plot was foiled in Istanbul. Police reportedly arrested three suspected IS members who planned to target Republic Day celebrations. The detentions come one day after 20 foreign nationals allegedly linked to IS were arrested in Ankara.

A heightened security presence is expected in Ankara, Istanbul, and other major urban centers in the coming days. Further counterterrorism raids are possible over the near term.


Individuals in Turkey are advised to remain vigilant for militant and criminal behavior, report any suspicious behavior or objects to the authorities, and adhere to all instructions and advice issued by local authorities and their home governments.


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