The arrest followed the White House announcement that the ISIS leader died during a US military raid in Syria.
Turkey’s communication director Fahrettin Altun announced the news on Twitter on November 5.
“Turkey’s fight against terror regardless of its ideology or origin continues unabated,” he said.
He added that the arrest of al-Baghdadi’s sister is “yet another example of the success of our counter-terrorism operations.”
The news of Awad’s arrest comes a week after US President Donald Trump confirmed the death of her brother, the former ISIS leader, in a us-led military operation in Syria on October 26.
Analysts and observers believe that al-Baghdadi’s sister, captured in Allipo by Turkish forces, might help intelligence services in their investigation into ISIS and terror organizations.
Top security officials believe that the death of al Baghdadi is not the end of ISIS threats.
The terror organization named a new leader for ISIS just a week after the US announcement.
In a new audio clip, ISIS warned that its fighters are on the “doorstep of Europe and in the center of Africa.”
Morocco, a leader in counter-terrorism, has warned against the threats posed by ISIS in the region, emphasizing that security cooperation is necessary.
Last year, the head of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), Abdelhak Khiame, said that “no one should say that the ISIS threat has ended.”
He argued that the war against ISIS will take a long time. He said that social media helps terrorists to spread their ideologies easily.
Khiame added that there are many people who are known to have adopted ISIS ideology and are waiting for an opportunity to wage terror attacks.