Monday, December 11

Turkey arrests Russian suspects after Istanbul attack



Police in Antalya have arrested three Russians accused of having connections with the terror group Islamic State. An anti-terror squad conducted the raid a day after a suicide bomber killed 10 people in Istanbul.

Russia’s Consulate General in Turkey’s Mediterranean city, Antalya, confirmed that three of its na-tionals had been detained over suspected connections with the Islamic State (IS).

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said that an anti-terrorism squad conducted the raids on Wednesday. The suspects were allegedly in contact with IS fighters in conflict areas and had provided logistical support to the group, Anadolu said.

Moscow says thousands of Russians have left the country to join the IS in Syria. The arrests come in the wake of a terror attack in Istanbul a day ago, when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the historic Sultanahmet district. 10 people, mostly foreigners, were killed. Several others are injured.