Prime suspect caught in Reyhanlı bombings probe
HATAY – Doğan News Agency
Twelve people have been detained in the investigation into the attack, which killed at least 51 people. Hürriyet Daily News photo by Emrah GürelTurkish security forces have detained the prime suspect in the May 11 Reyhanlı bombings while two others are being sought, Hatay Gov. Celalettin Lekesiz announced today.
The suspect M.G., who is registered as living in the southern province of Hatay, in which Reyhanlı is located, was set to be transferred to court. The other prime suspects, D.Ö. and Y.B., remain missing.
Reyhanlı’s district police chief has been dismissed and will be replaced by Duygu Uzundurukan.
All the suspects are Turkish citizens and there are no Syrian nationals among the detainees, Lekesiz said.
Twelve people have been detained in the investigation into the attack, which killed at least 51 people.
Lekesiz also said the suspects tried to cross into Syrian territory after the attack but were seized in Samandağ, another border district on the opposite side of Hatay from Reyhanlı.