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Turkey remands 2013 Reyhanli bombings suspect

Ercan Bayat accused of attempt to intentional killing in 2012, his role in Reyhanli bombings in 2013

Erdal Turkoglu   | 10.09.2020
Turkey remands 2013 Reyhanli bombings suspect

HATAY, Turkey

Turkey remanded Thursday a suspect in custody over the 2013 terror attack in the Reyhanli district of southern Hatay province that killed dozens of people.

Ercan Bayat, who was on the Interior Ministry’s wanted terrorists list with a bounty of 3 million Turkish liras ($400,850), was arrested on Tuesday.

Bayat was remanded in custody by a Hatay court. He was accused of attempting intentional killing in 2012 and his role in the Reyhanli bombings in 2013.

The May 2013 bombings in Reyhanli, near Turkey's border with Syria, left 53 dead. Some 912 buildings, 891 workplaces and 148 vehicles were also heavily damaged in the attack. 

*Writing by Sena Guler

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