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Russia: Russian national detained in Turkey already on wanted list - Zakharova03:26

Russia: Russian national detained in Turkey already on wanted list - Zakharova

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 14, 2016 at 16:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented the three Russian citizens who were detained by Turkish authorities in Antalya, stating that one of the suspects was already on Russia's wanted list during a press conference in Moscow, Thursday.

The suspect, Aidar Suleimanov, was already under suspicion for his connection with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and was reportedly wanted for recruiting for the militant group, said Zakharova. She added that Suleimanov had left Russia in 2013. However a statement was later reeased that the suspect had left in 2003, meaning he had been out of the country for 12 years. In her opinion "these are important facts for understanding what is happening". She stated that "Suleimanov was put on the wanting list in Interpol line" and that "all the countries, including Turkey have been properly informed about his connection to ISIS".

Three Russian nationals were detained by Turkish authorities near Antalya, Wednesday, after law enforcement arrested 65 people across the country following Tuesday's Istanbul bombing.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented the three Russian citizens who were detained by Turkish authorities in Antalya, stating that one of the suspects was already on Russia's wanted list during a press conference in Moscow, Thursday.

The suspect, Aidar Suleimanov, was already under suspicion for his connection with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and was reportedly wanted for recruiting for the militant group, said Zakharova. She added that Suleimanov had left Russia in 2013. However a statement was later reeased that the suspect had left in 2003, meaning he had been out of the country for 12 years. In her opinion "these are important facts for understanding what is happening". She stated that "Suleimanov was put on the wanting list in Interpol line" and that "all the countries, including Turkey have been properly informed about his connection to ISIS".

Three Russian nationals were detained by Turkish authorities near Antalya, Wednesday, after law enforcement arrested 65 people across the country following Tuesday's Istanbul bombing.

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