Erdogan said about the involvement of natives of the former USSR to the terrorist attack in Istanbul


Speaking to journalists after the prayers on occasion of Eid al-bayra in one of Istanbul mosques, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in the case of the explosion at the airport of Istanbul and arrested 30 people. According to him, among the suspects are natives of Dagestan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, according to Hurriyet. Earlier involvement in the terrorist attack one or two citizens of Russia and a native of Kyrgyzstan, the media wrote.

“Unfortunately, the attack involved our neighbors from the North Caucasus,” — said Erdogan .

Erdogan also confirmed that the explosion at the airport was organized by the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization).

Previously, the involvement in the attack at least one Russian media reported. On 30 June, the Agency Reuters referring to the representative of the Turkish authorities, reported that the Russian citizen was among the suicide bombers who attacked the airport of Istanbul. Even before participation in the terrorist attack people from Chechnya or Dagestan wrote to the Turkish media. July 1, Turkish news Agency DHA reported that two of the three suicide bombers blowing themselves up at the airport, had Russian passports. One of them had a passport in the name of Rakim Bulgarov, the other in the name of Vadim Osmanov.

Involvement in the suspected terrorist attack came from Chechnya Osman Vaginov, who came to Turkey from controlled “Islamic state” in Raqqa.

The terrorist attack at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul took place on 28 June. Three terrorists opened fire on visitors of the terminal, and then blew themselves up in different parts of the airport. The victims of the attack were 45 people, including 13 foreigners.