30 Jun '16, 7pm

Some 3000 #Turks inside #Turkey member of #ISIS cells.

ANKARA (AFP) - Accused of harbouring links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in the past, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan risks paying a high price for his new get-tough strategy against the militants blamed for the Istanbul airport attack, observers say. Although no group has yet claimed Tuesday's gun and bomb attack which killed 42 people, Ankara has pointed a finger at ISIS, which has been blamed for several suicide attacks around the country in the past year. On Thursday, 13 suspected ISIS members were arrested over the bloodshed. Turkey's opposition has accused Erdogan, whose Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been in power since 2002, of creating a climate which favours the extremism now stalking Turkey. "Turkey is currently fiercely fighting ISIS - but its past mistakes have had fallout," says Sinan Ulgen, president of th...

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