Contact Us

Daesh/ISIS plans a sensational terror attack on Hagia Sophia - Turkey's interior minister

According to the official investigation, the senior Daesh/ISIS terrorist -- being detained by Turkish security forces in Adana -- was preparing an attack on Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. The terrorist, identified as Mahmud Özden, also had a covert plan to target politicians, nongovernmental organization heads and other prominent figures.

Agencies and A News WORLD
Published September 02,2020
After detainment of senior Daesh/ISIS figure Mahmut Özden, Turkish security forces have seized some important findings which revealed the Daesh/ISIS terrorist organization had been planning a heinous attack on the Hagia Sophia Mosque, Turkey's Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu told Hürriyet Daily in an exclusive interview published on Wednesday.

Özden, the group's so-called emir in the country, received instructions from Syria and Iraq, and made groups of 10-12 people to organize protests in Turkey, according to Soylu.

Turkey was one of the first countries to declare Daesh/ISIS as a terror group in 2013.

The country has since been attacked by Daesh/ISIS terrorists multiple times. The extremist group has carried out at least 10 suicide bombings, seven bomb attacks and four armed attacks, which killed 315 people and injured hundreds of others.

In response, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad to prevent further attacks.