Russia’s Consulate General in Turkish city of Antalya confirmed that three Russians had been detained over suspected connection to the Islamic State, state news agency RIA reported on Wednesday. Is Putin using ISIS to terrorize Europeans in Turkey? It makes no sense for ISIS to attack Turkey since Erdogan is battling their nemesis the Kurds in Syria.
Dogan News Agency reported on Wednesday that Turkish police had detained three Russian nationals following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul.
Additionally, Turkey has detained 68 suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in raids across the country, the country’s authorities have detained one person over the suicide attack in Istanbul that killed 10 mainly German tourists, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said on Wednesday.
Ala, alongside German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, told a news conference:
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