29/11/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL

Several members of ISIL who were detained in Ankara last week were to attack the "LGBTI association", according to CNN Turk's report. There were prior allegations covered by the press that ISIS members who were arrested in another operation in September were preparing to attack "LGBT associations in Taksim".

Allegation: Arrested ISIL members were to attack an LGBTI+ association Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

CNN Turk wrote that 4 ISIL members, who were detained in a police operation in Ankara last week, were preparing to attack an LGBTI + association.

According to the report that says “They were preparing for an attack in Istanbul, they got caught in Ankara. ISIL members were detained while preparing for an attack.", 4 ISIL members were detained in the joint operation of Ankara Anti-Terror and Intelligence teams last week.

According to CNN Turk's report, which included the information "the phone of the terrorist who was preparing to attack the LGBTI Association was examined", examination of the phone revealed propaganda images of the ISIL's Charlie Hebdo attack as well as deleted murder photos.

Four ISIL terrorists were arrested and referred to judicial authorities after police interrogations.

Similar allegations were made in September

Media outlets previously claimed that ISIL members who were arrested in another operation in September were preparing to attack "LGBT associations in Taksim"

Nagehan Alçı from Haber Türk newspaper wrote that Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu disclosed the following information:

“This time they were caught in Istanbul with Kalashnikovs and some other evidence. We have seized perilous attack plans. In addition to the attack plan of ISIL on Hagia Sophia, they were also planning an attack on LGBT associations in Taksim, Istanbul. They were going to target these associations in the middle of Taksim. While they were making these plans, we caught them red-handed by a very large and well-thought operation.”


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