05:42 GMT +325 July 2017
Live
    Islamic State group pins are on display at an Islamic bookstore where books about Islam, militant Islamic leaders and Islamic flags are displayed in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

    Turkey Blacklists Over 4,000 Russians Over Suspected Ties to Daesh

    © AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    0 24411

    Over four thousand Russian citizens have been put on a black list by the Turkish government over the alleged links to Daesh terrorist group.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkey has blacklisted more than 4,000 Russian citizens and deported 804 Russians since 2011 over their suspected links to Daesh (banned in Russia), the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a report published Monday.

    A total of 53,781 foreigners from 146 countries are included in the list, most of them from Saudi Arabia (7,523), Tunisia (4,605) and Russia (4,128), according to the report.

    Turkey has deported 4,957 foreigners over alleged Daesh ties since 2011, with Russian citizens first among the deportees, followed by the citizens of Indonesia (435) and Tajikistan (308).

    Related:

    Iraq Cannot Confirm Death of Daesh eader al-Baghdadi – Iraqi Ambassador
    Kurds Should Not Hold Independence Vote Amid Anti-Daesh Campaign - McGurk
    Daesh Leadership Collapse Sparks Infighting - Iraq Interior Ministry
    Daesh Militants Declare Iraqi Tal Afar Independent State From Caliphate - Media
    Tags:
    black list, Daesh, Turkey, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment