LOCAL > Bin Laden’s son-in-law arrested in Turkey: Daily

ANKARA – Milliyet

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Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. AP Photo/File

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. AP Photo/File

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was arrested in Ankara by Turkish security forces after Washington allegedly informed Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) about his location, daily Milliyet reported today.

Suleyman M., son-in-law of former al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, was allegedly staying at a camp in Iran after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

He entered Turkey using a fake Saudi Arabian passport. Daily Milliyet claimed that the United States learned Suleyman M. was in Ankara and informed MİT. Turkish security forces captured him at a hotel in Çankaya district of Ankara.

U.S. Navy SEALS killed al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan on May 4, 2011. Kuwait revoked Suleyman M.’s citizenship after the U.S. issued an arrest warrant for him on charges of involvement in terrorist activities.

A Turkish court decided to release Suleyman M. on the grounds that he had not committed any crimes other than entering the country with a fake passport. However, he was not released and was returned to the police department for extradition from the country. The daily also said Suleyman M. would be extradited back to Iran. The U.S. reportedly asked Turkey to give Suleyman M. to the U.S. for interrogation on alleged al-Qaeda activities.


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Mohamed Al Hashimi

2/3/2013 8:16:29 PM

Ken Alden: American new world order is making new generation in many countries in the world so behind 1990 is an old generation which United States wants to executed any one can attract new generation to the old path.

Ken Alden

2/2/2013 12:08:33 PM

If or when Suleyman M. is extrodited to Iran, he will wish he had been turned over to CIA of USA!

Brit in Turkey

2/2/2013 11:23:10 AM

If he was not up to mischief why did he go to all the effort to get a forged passport to get here?

Subhan Azeri

2/2/2013 10:49:18 AM

Do all European and american intelligence services sleep then while most of the PKK is resided in best-developed countries? And they don't only enter these countries, but feel free to support terrorist org through financing, political activities, etc. So, it doesn't necessarily mean intelligence is sleeping, it's a simple formula: "What goes around, comes around".

Quentin Poulsen

2/2/2013 10:48:36 AM

If you believe US Navy Seals killed Bin Laden, you'd also believe in Father Christmas.

Ali Karp

2/2/2013 4:11:49 AM

"What is MIT doing?" Mike Alexander writes. Well, they are busy catching terrorist generals, journalists and writers. Just watch your back, you may be the next to be snared.

mara mcglothin

2/2/2013 1:37:58 AM

This is what happens when all your intelligence people are being held in prison without charge.

mike alexander

2/2/2013 12:44:02 AM

Does my Government has to inform Turkey that a terorrist is in Turkey illegally ? What MIT is doing ? Are they sleeping ? It is obvious that hey do sleep while they get paid from the Turkish people !

Mohamed Al Hashimi

2/1/2013 10:52:12 PM

Osama Bin Laden was victim by United States and some Saudi officials as they have trained Osama in United States to fight the first enemy of United States which was the Soviet Union but after the fall of Soviet Union, American opened military base in Saudia Arabia like the Soviet Union military base in Afghanistan so there is no difference like he wasted his time in Afghanistan.

Shah Hamdan

2/1/2013 7:34:07 PM

Pack of lies. How this person is staying in Iran in a camp an arch enemy of Al Qaeda. He acquired KSA passport there and came from Iran to Turkey. Links in story are very interesting and now Turkey will extradite him to Iran not to KSA. It look like a holy wood movie.
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