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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:27 PM

Turkey Detains 2 in Connection With Killings in Libya

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON American officials confirmed Turkish news reports on Friday that two Tunisian men had been detained in Turkey in connection with the killing of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in the attack on a United States diplomatic post in Libya on Sept. 11.

But the officials said they were awaiting more information from the Turkish authorities, and it remained unclear whether the two were considered to be suspects or witnesses in the violent attack in Benghazi, which fell on the 11th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Kanal D, a private Turkish television network, said the two were stopped at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Wednesday as they tried to enter the country using false passports.

Another report, in Sabah, a Turkish newspaper, said that immigration officials had matched the names of the men, who were said to be in their mid-30s, to a list of possible suspects that American intelligence agencies had given to security services in the region.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/world/europe/turkey-detains-2-tunisians-in-connection-with-j-christopher-stevenss-death.html?_r=1&hp



Another "conspiracy" for the right-wing to fret about?

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brooklynite Oct 2012 OP
applegrove Oct 2012 #1
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #2
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #3
joshcryer Oct 2012 #4
azurnoir Oct 2012 #5
joshcryer Oct 2012 #6
azurnoir Oct 2012 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:33 PM

1. Perhaps finding the people responsible was why the State Department was

so quiet on the al qaeda connection to start with.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. Would be nice if the catch these guys.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:21 AM

3. Tunisia? Turkey?

Wow, these characters get around

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:28 AM

4. Wonder if they were trying to get in to Syria?

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:04 AM

5. from Turkey? right now would be an 'odd' time for that

Lebanon would be more feasible for such a venture

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:38 AM

6. Maybe they aren't too bright?



Seems odd for them to be in Turkey for any reason really.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:40 AM

7. agreed with that why were they in Turkey anyway? n/t

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