According to the media outlet, citing police, the militant arrived in Istanbul from the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep and checked in a hotel in the Kucukcekmece district. He then traveled to the Taksim area of central Istanbul to choose a location for the terrorist attack.
The newspaper shared a video from surveillance cameras showing the militant walking through the crowded streets.
The militant was subsequently detained in his hotel room. The media outlet added that the police had found a submachine gun with four magazines there.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia