ISTANBUL – Turkey – Three Russian suspects who were allegedly in contact with IS fighters in conflict zones and had provided logistical support to the group were detained by Turkish forces on Tuesday local news reports confirm.
“We have nothing to do with this. It must be the Islamic State that did it. At least that’s the cover story,” Volkov Dmitriev, a Russian consul official in Istanbul told newspapers.
Turkish authorities detained three Russians following a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 German tourists, media reports said on Wednesday.
When asked about the bombing incident, Russian president Vladimir Putin was strangely silent, and passed a cup of clear liquid to the reporter from the Tass news agency.
The reporter has since died.