Three Iranian suspects detained after laying cable on Turkish border
AĞRISecurity forces detained three Iranians early Sept. 5 for laying a steel cable along the Turkish-Iranian border in the eastern province of Ağrı, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
During a monitoring activity from armed vehicles, local gendarmerie units at the 11th Border Company Command determined that three Iranians had illegally entered the country from Iranian soil and had laid a steel cable on the border near the Gürbulak village in the Doğubeyazıt district at around 2:00 a.m.
According to initial examinations in the region, the suspects had laid a nearly 3,000-meter long steel cable covered in plastic material along the border, lining up on the Iranian side in an organized manner in the First Degree prohibited military zone.
They were allegedly members of a “terror organization,” media reports said.
Gendarmerie units immediately fired warning shots from the armored vehicles to prevent the suspects’ possible escape and they were later detained.
Meanwhile, proceedings were launched on the detained trio on charges of “being a member of a terror organization.”
It was not immediately disclosed why the three had laid the steel cable on the border.