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Wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist caught in southern Turkey

Taner Kusioglu wanted with bounty of over $60,000 by Turkish Interior Ministry for terrorism

Lale Koklu Karagoz   | 07.08.2020
Wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist caught in southern Turkey

HATAY, Turkey

Police in southern Turkey arrested a wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist, local officials announced Friday.

Taner Kusioglu was arrested by anti-terror police in an operation in the Hatay province on Thursday, the governor's office said in a statement, adding that the operation had taken place in the district of Antakya.

Kusioglu was on the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted terrorists list with up to a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras ($68,000).

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and gray.

* Writing by Seda Sevencan

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