Istanbul Police Headquarters: ISIS was going to attack Trans Pride

Source: “Emniyet Müdürlüğü: IŞİD, Trans Onur Yürüyüşü’ne saldıracaktı”, T24, 21 June 2016,,346433

Turkish Police detained three people after receiving information of a possible attack and the court they were sent to ordered their arrest.

Istanbul Anti-terror Branch (TEM) conducted an operation and detained three men in two districts after receiving information that ISIS was planning an attack on the 7th Trans Pride March on Sunday, which the police intervened in. Suspects had suicide bomb vests, military camouflage gear, military-grade knives, and laser meters. The suspects were arrested by the courts they were sent to after police completed their processing.

Haberturk reporter Nihat Uludağ reported the arrest of the three suspects in operations conducted in Pendik and Başakşehir a few hours before.

According to Doğan news agency, Istanbul Police Department Anti-terror Branch started an investigation after receiving information about a possible attack on Trans Pride scheduled for last Sunday in Istanbul by the terror organization ISIS. TEM conducted simultaneous operations on Friday, June 17 at addresses in Başakşehir and Pendik districts. A total of three men, including two Daghestanis were detained and several suicide bomb vests, military camouflage gear, military-grade knives, laser meters and printed and digital documents belonging to the organization were confiscated.

TEM teams detained Zelimhan Aslanbek, Bekhan Alim Han, and Fuat Güneş after finding out that they travelled back and forth from terriroties where the terror organization ISIS fought and claimed that they provided gear support for members of the terrorist organization from Istanbul.

Aslanbek, Han, and Güneş were interrogated at the Vatan Avenue Anti-Terror Branch and were sent to the court, where all three three suspects were arrested.


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