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    Turkish Police Detain Man Allegedly Tied to Berlin Christmas Market Attacker

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    Turkish police officers have detained a man with alleged ties to Anis Amri, who carried out a truck-ramming attack at a Berlin Christmas market.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkish police officers have detained a man in Izmir city with alleged ties to Anis Amri, who carried out a truck-ramming attack at a Berlin Christmas market in December, and to the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group, local media reported Saturday.

    According to the Anadolu news agency, the suspect is believed to be a German citizen of Jordanian descent, who entered Turkey illegally to prepare further attacks in Europe.

    On December 19, Anis Amri drove a stolen truck into a crowd at a Christmas market killing 12 people and injuring 48 others.

    The 24-year-old was shot dead a few days later by police in Milan, Italy.


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