Reyhanli bombings plotter sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey

Reyhanli bombings plotter sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey

A key plotter of the 2013 attack in Reyhanli district of Turkey's Hatay province, Yusuf Nazik, was sentenced to 53 aggravated life terms by a court today.

Nazik was brought from Syria's Latakia to Turkey by the National Intelligence Agency (MIT) agents in September 2018 and was sent to an Ankara court under strict safety measures, Daily Sabah recalls.

Later, Nazik has confessed to playing a role in the deadly bombing in the town of Reyhanlı in Hatay, which killed 53 people.  

On May 11, 2013, a bomb-laden vehicle was detonated in Reyhanlı town center first, killing scores and causing destruction. A second vehicle was detonated five minutes later after dozens, including civilians, first-aid units and security forces, had rushed to the area to help those wounded in the attack.

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