US Embassy, synagogue on al-Qaeda list
TEKİRDAĞ - Doğan News Agency
Turkish TV programmer Acun Ilıcalı is also in the al-Qaeda target list. Hürriyet photoTurkish police revealed that an al-Qaeda cell in Tekirdağ province have the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, a synagogue in Balat as well as popular Turkish figures on their target list.
Tekirdağ police were chasing an al-Qaeda member who settled in Tekirdağ two years ago after receiving training at al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan. The police discovered two cell houses, in Tekirdağ’s Çorlu district and in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece district. Police also determined that the al-Qaeda members had received a serious amount of explosives and were ready to attack their targets. The police’s anti-terror unit seized five rifles, five guns and arrested eight al-Qaeda members in a house in Çorlu. Four al-Qaeda members were arrested in a house in Büyükçekmece.
After the experts examined the six laptops seized from the cell houses, they found out that the cell was preparing attacks on Turkish TV programmer Acun Ilıcalı, TV personality Adnan Oktar, known as Harun Yahya, who fights against Darwinism. The cell was also preparing attacks on the Koç Museum in Istanbul, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and a Synangogue in Istanbul’s Balat district.