During the special operation, trained law enforcement and intelligence Turkey, on 8 April in Istanbul were detained two Russians — 52-summer Yury Anisimov and 55-year-old Alexander Smirnov, according to Turkish publication Hurriyet with reference to the report of the newspaper Habertürk.
Calling the Russians “alleged spies”, the publication specifies that their suspect in the murder of the native of Chechnya of Abdulwahid Edilgireev, which occurred in November of last year.
As wrote the newspaper “Caucasian knot”, Edelgeriev was the administrator of the website “Kavkaz-centre”, recognized as extremist by the court, and had a relative of one of the ideologists of Chechen separatism Movladi Udugov. He was shot near his home in Turkey.
Presented to the detainee on the case of murder of Russians Edilgireev the prosecution, the Turkish media did not specify. According to them, the Russians were detained at the time when “engaged in intelligence activities”. During interrogation to speak Anisimov and Smirnov refused, Habertürk writes.
According to the publication, the detainees had used forged passports had counterfeit certificates of employees of Interpol, a number of photographs of Russian officials, memory cards, five cell phones and US dollars.