Six people with Russian passports were detained in Turkey on suspicion of espionage

Six people were detained in Istanbul and Antalya on suspicion of espionage, CNN Turk TV channel reported, citing sources in law enforcement agencies. They found weapons and Russian passports, but the authenticity of the documents is not yet known.

The arrest operation was carried out by the Turkish special services. According to the Turkish TV channel, the detainees are accused of “political and military espionage.” They were preparing attacks on foreigners in order to obtain classified information and were monitored immediately after entering the country.

Earlier, Turkish media reported on the detention in Ankara of an Islamic State militant (an organization recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia) with Russian citizenship.

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