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Russian Detained In Turkey Is In Russia's Wanted List

One of three Russian nationals detained in Turkey for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has been wanted in Russia for alleged terrorism.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on January 14 that Aidar Suleimanov from Russia's mainly Muslim Tatarstan region had been added to the international wanted list in August over suspicion of involvement in IS activities.

Zakharova added that Suleimanov had left Russia in November 2013.

Turkish media reported on January 13 that police in the Mediterranean city of Antalya had detained three Russian citizens on suspicion of having ties with the IS group.

The move came after an alleged IS member killed 10 Germans and wounded 15 others people in a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul.

Based on reporting by TASS, Interfax, and Reuters

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