A suspect who was detained in Istanbul in late November for plotting to assassinate high-rank Turkish officials for Daesh terrorist group was arrested Monday by an Istanbul court.
According to a statement by Istanbul Directorate of Security, police units from the Counter-Terrorism Branch detained the suspect, a Syrian national, acting on a tipoff Nov. 25.
The statement said the suspect was planning to cross into Europe if the attack failed or could not be launched and plotted to attack a European bank.
A map showing embassies, consulate generals and several branches of a bank was found among the digital materials seized during the raid.
The suspect, who was first referred to court on Dec. 6, was arrested Monday.
The statement said the suspect, described as a “lone wolf,” crossed into Turkey illegally.
Whereas in southern Şanlıurfa province, three Syrian nationals were detained in border districts of Harran and Akçakale for suspected ties to the Daesh terrorist group.
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