Turkey does not (yet) fully implement Sharia, and it doesn’t recognize the caliphate of al-Baghdadi, and so as far as the Islamic State is concerned, it is an apostate entity. And that means it must be attacked. The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“Terror attack in Turkey – at least one dead in Istanbul,” by Zoie O’Brien and Matt Drake, Express, August 14, 2017:
A POLICEMAN has been stabbed to death by a man claiming allegiance to ISIS in Ankara, Turkey, it has been reported.
The suspected Daesh terrorist had been arrested on suspicion of preparing to carry out a suicide bombing.
He was reportedly being transported to a police station when the suspect attacked the officer with a knife.
It is not clear how the man managed to keep a knife while being taken into custody.
The wounded police officer was rushed to a nearby hospital and the police died of his wounds.
The suspect was shot dead after killing the policeman, according to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency.
The name of the attacker has not been released by authorities….