Turkish police capture Azerbaijani citizen heading to join ISIL
A member of the Syrian government forces keeps watch in the Ghweran neighbourhood of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, on July 13, 2015. AFP PhotoTurkish police have captured an Azerbaijani citizen at Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport, after a tip-off that the man aboard a plane arriving from Azerbaijan intended to proceed to Syria in order to join the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Counterterrorism units from the Ankara Police Department captured Bakir Galibov, 49 upon his arrival at Esenboğa Airport late on Aug. 11, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 12.
Galibov will reportedly be deported after the completion of required procedures at the Police Department.
A large cache of needles, medicine, and other medical care materials, as well as 17 assault vests, were found in Galibov’s suitcase and seized.