MOSCOW, January 13. The Russian side finds out all circumstances of detention in Antalya three citizens of the Russian Federation.
Media: the Turkish authorities detained three Russians on suspicion of involvement in IG
About this informed the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“Immediately after receiving information about the detention in Turkey of three citizens of the Russian Federation of the Russian diplomatic mission / Consulate contacted the Turkish authorities to clarify all the circumstances,’ she said. – According to Turkish police reports, the detainees refused official contacts with the Russian representatives. We double-check this information and let’s find out all the circumstances of the detention”.
A source in the Russian security agencies, meanwhile, reported that “according to the Turkish side, immediately after the attack were detained several dozen (70) of suspects.”
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“Given that arrests have been made in hot pursuit, but directly in the attack, these people did not participate, so they were under the control of Turkish intelligence services, – noted the interlocutor. All this begs the question why it wasn’t taken any preventive measures to prevent the terrorist attack?”.
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.
After the terrorist attack in Turkey passed an anti-terrorism RAID.
The anti-terrorist operation took place in Antalya and at least another five cities across the country, including in Ankara.
Detained more than 60 people, including foreigners, mainly Syrians.