Saturday, November 21, 2015
Turkey arrests 3 ISIL terrorist, one Belgian among them, in connection with Paris attacks.
Turkey arrests 3 ISIL terrorist, one Belgian among them, in connection with Paris attacks. (TZ).
According to the private Doğan news agency, 26-year-old Ahmet Dahmani, a Belgian citizen of Moroccan origin who is suspected of having explored Paris sites attacked by ISIL, was captured in the Manavgat district on Friday where he was staying at a hotel.
Police raided the five-star hotel and detained Dahmani. Police also detained two other ISIL militants, Ahmet Tahir and Muhammad Verd, who were reportedly set to meet with Dahmani, along the Antalya-Alanya Highway.
The two reportedly entered Turkey with fake passports to meet with Dahmani and secure his return to Syria.
The three men were later arrested by an Antalya court.
Earlier this week, Turkey said it began deporting a group of Moroccans detained at Istanbul's main airport over suspected links to ISIL on Thursday. Hmmm......When will Turkish papers learn the difference between a 'militant' and a recognized 'terrorist' group?