World Bulletin / News Desk
The son-in-law of the late al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has been caught in Turkey and is to be deported to Iran, a news report has claimed.
Suleiman M., bin Laden's son-in-law, was captured in a joint operation carried out by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the Central Intelligence Agency of the US (CIA), the Milliyet daily reported on Friday.
After being informed by the CIA of the whereabouts of Suleiman, MİT captured him at a hotel where he was staying in the district of Çankaya. He reportedly came to Turkey from Iran using a fake Saudi passport.
Suleiman, who had formerly obtained Kuwaiti citizenship, was deported by Kuwait as he was wanted by the US on charges of being implicated in terrorist activities, the daily maintained.
According to the story, Suleiman, who was a stateless person, was taken before a court after being interrogated at the Security General Directorate (EGM). But he was released by the court into the custody of the Security General Directorate to be deported, as he had committed no crime in Turkey other than having entered the country with a false passport. The US, seeking to interrogate Suleiman regarding al-Qaeda, demanded that he be extradited, but Turkey will reportedly deport him back to Iran in accordance with Turkish laws on illegal entry.
Suleiman is reported to have disappeared from an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and to have been kept under control in a special camp in Iran. After having been removed by Iran from the camp, he arrived in Turkey, allegedly seeking political asylum, using a false passport. He reportedly wishes to go to Saudi Arabia, where his wife lives.
MİT and the EGM have reportedly informed İdris Naim Şahin, the former Turkish interior minister, and people close to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the case.
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