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Turkey Detains Four Chechen Asylum Seekers

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Turkey Detains Four Chechen Asylum Seekers

Sources close to Waynakh Online have reported that a group of Turkish police from the Counter-Terrorism Branch detained four Chechen asylum seekers during concurrent operations in the cities of Istanbul and Adapazari.

According to the sources, on the evening of November 16, police officers from the Istanbul and Adapazari Counter-Terrorism Branches conducted concurrent raids at three different flats in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul, as well as another flat in the center of the city of Adapazari. The police officers did not explain the reasons for the raids nor did they produce warrants. Even still, they broke into the flats and searched each one. After the searches were complete, they detained four male Chechen asylum seekers without any explanation.

As far as it is known, all four Chechen asylum seekers have legal and valid residence permits. Relatives of the detainees are worried about their loved ones and said that they do not know anything about the incident because police officers have not given them any information since the operation.

*Text was written by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco

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