A man who drew widespread criticism over a photo which showed him stepping on a Syrian worker's stomach that was captioned "A Turk's revenge on a Syrian" has been detained and sent to court with a demand for his arrest in Izmir, Dogan News Agency has reported. The incident occurred on Feb. 16 in the Bornova district of Izmir, when the employee of a shoe producer, Hasan Kartal, shot and shared a photo that showed him stepping on a Syrian worker's stomach along with the aforementioned caption.
Police have arrested 11 suspected Islamic State Iraq and Levant members in connection with a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of the new year, a police official said Jan. 26. The suspects are women of foreign nationality, the official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media. Police said the women possessed fake passports, false Syrian identities and were planning terror attacks at tourist locations in Izmir.