Four Russians arrested in Turkey on espionage charges

In Turkey, six people were arrested on charges of military and political espionage and preparation of attacks on Chechen oppositionists: four Russians, one Ukrainian and one citizen of Uzbekistan. This is reported by the newspaper Hurriyet… The media reported on the detention of six people in Turkey on suspicion of espionage on October 9.

The publication cites the names of those arrested: Abdulla Abdullaev, Ravshan Akhmedov, Beslan Rasaev and Aslanbek Abdulmuslimov from Russia, Ukrainian Igor Efrim and citizen of Uzbekistan Amir Yusupov. According to the newspaper, they were preparing an attack on the Chechen opposition, and acquired weapons for this. They face 15 to 20 years in prison.

As Haber Turk reported earlier, Turkish law enforcement agencies carried out an operation to detain six foreigners at three addresses in Istanbul and two in Antalya. They found and seized three pistols (one of them with a silencer and a laser sight) and cartridges from the detainees.

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