Turkey arrests 15 IS members who allegedly plotted to target Istanbul synagogues

The Times of Israel reports: “Istanbul police have arrested 15 suspects connected to the Islamic State terror group, who were allegedly plotting to target synagogues and churches there, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

‘15 people were detained on the grounds that the so-called Khorasan Province leadership of Daesh [IS] ordered an action against the Swedish and Dutch consulate generals and places of worship belonging to our Christian and Jewish citizens in Istanbul,’ Istanbul police said in a statement according to the Turkish daily, Hurriyet.

Last month, the US state department issued a warning to US citizens residing in Turkey that terror attacks could be imminent against diplomatic institutions and places Westerners are known to congregate, specifically naming churches and synagogues…”

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