On Monday, July 4, the Istanbul Anti-Terrorist Branch reported 17 people were detained on suspicion of organizing terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport and participation in a terrorist organization in the course of the antiterrorist operation from 1 to 2 July. At that time, it was stated that 11 of them are foreigners.
Today, the Prosecutor of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Demirhuyuk has confirmed that those 11 foreigners are citizens of the Russian Federation.
A total of 30 suspects on suspicion of committing the act of terror have been detained for the time being.
It was reported earlier that two of the three terrorists - Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov - who had organized the terrorist act at the international terminal of Ataturk Airport were identified as citizens of the Russian Federation.
Just a reminder: Three suicide bombers struck the Ataturk Airport late in the evening on July 28.
Turkish Prime Minister B. Yildirim said all the evidence suggests that ISIL is to blame for the explosion at the Turkish airport.
As a result, some 239 wounded were taken to a hospital and 44 people, including 19 foreigners were killed.
According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, a Ukrainian citizen Larisa Tsepakova was killed and three Ukrainians were injured in the terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin expressed condolences to the relatives of the deceased compatriot.