Turkey

Istanbul police detain 8 Daesh suspects at airport

Suspects, all Moroccan, were reportedly preparing to go to Germany

18.11.2015
Istanbul police detain 8 Daesh suspects at airport

Ankara

ISTANBUL

Turkish police have detained eight Daesh-linked suspects who arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport from Casablanca, police said Wednesday.

Istanbul Security Directorate’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence Branch apprehended the eight Moroccans who were preparing to go to Germany illegally, said police.

The suspects have alleged links with Daesh.

The Moroccans told police that they came Istanbul for tourism and that they had booked a hotel. But police said that this appeared untrue after verification with the hotel.

The police seized a document on one of the travelers, which reportedly shows a route that begins in Istanbul and ends in Germany via the western Turkish city of Izmir, Greece, Serbia and Hungary.

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