Turkey detains 31 suspected IS members

Turkey detains 31 suspected IS members

In Turkey, police have detained thirty one suspected Islamic State members in Istanbul who were preparing to launch an attack.

According to the state-run news agency all the detainees were foreign nationals.

Meanwhile, Turkey says it's military helicopter has been downed in northern Syria during an offensive on Syrian Kurdish militia there. Speaking in Istanbul today, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said those responsible will have to pay for it.

Spokesman for the Kurdish militia, Mustafa Bali , confirmed his fighters downed the chopper in Raju, northwest Afrin.(AP/Reuters/ Anadolu)