MOSCOW, January 13. The press service of the Russian Federation in Turkey has made efforts to ensure access to three detained Russian citizens. This is stated in the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry.
“We confirm information about the detention of Turkish law enforcement authorities on 11 January in Antalya from three Russian citizens suspected of involvement in the activities of ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state” – approx.TASS), – have informed in depodesta. – According to police protocols, these individuals refused to make contact with the Russian consular employees”.
“Russian diplomatic missions in Turkey have made efforts to provide access to our citizens and to clarify all the circumstances of the incident”, – is spoken in the comment of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Information about links with terrorists
All three detainees in Turkey, the citizens of the Russian Federation there is information about their involvement or participation in international terrorist groups, reported earlier, a source in the Russian competent authority.
The Russian foreign Ministry in Moscow finds out all circumstances of detention in Antalya three citizens of the Russian Federation
“All the three arrested in Turkey citizens of the Russian Federation there is information about their involvement or participation in international terrorist groups. Moreover, one of them was previously announced in the Russian and international wanted list. The other two a few years ago, left by their own decision, the territory of the Russian Federation with the stated purpose of the study in the territory of middle East States,” said a source.
Previously, the Agency Dogan on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
The Consul General of Russia in Antalya Alexander Tolstopyatenko confirmed the fact of detention of three citizens of the Russian Federation and noted that “the causes being investigated”.
The terrorist attack in Istanbul
On Tuesday, a suicide bomber from the Islamic state group blew himself up near a group of tourists from Germany, who was not far from the tram stop at Sultanahmet square in the historic part of the city.
Turkish authorities identified the suicide bomber from fingerprints. He was a member of the Islamic state group 27-year-old native of Saudi Arabia who have Syrian nationality Nabil Badly. The investigation finds out how he got to Turkey and with any of the terrorists in the Republic could keep in touch during the preparation of the attack.
In the attack, according to the latest data, 10 people died. According to official figures, eight of them were citizens of Germany. There are also reports that two other victims by the Germans.
After the terrorist attack in Turkey conducted anti-terrorist raids. In addition to Antalya’s operations were still at least five cities across the country, including in Ankara. Detained more than 60 people, including foreigners, mainly Syrians.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).