ISIL suspect in Ankara bombing caught in Turkey’s east
ANKARA – Doğan News AgencyAn alleged member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who was a suspect in the Ankara bombing that killed 103 people on Oct. 10, 2015, has been caught in the eastern province Elazığ. The suspect, Nihat Ürkmez, was detained in Elazığ before he was taken to Ankara, where he was arrested on April 21.
Photos obtained from the computer of Yunus Durmaz, the so-called “emir” of the jihadist group who is on Turkey’s red list for “wanted terrorists” with a 4 million-Turkish-Lira reward offered for intelligence leading to his capture, was sent to a provincial security directorate.
The police in the eastern province of Bingöl then determined that Ürkmez, who was with the courier of the attack, Halil İbrahim Durgun, had moved to Elazığ from Bingöl.
The Ankara attack was the deadliest carried out in Turkey by ISIL, killing 103 people. The attack occurred when two suicide bombers linked to ISIL targeted a large group of people outside the capital’s main train station on Oct. 10, 2015.
The investigation into the Ankara attack is ongoing.