Chechen ex-official’s daughter detained in Turkey for ISIS ties

Chechen ex-official’s daughter detained in Turkey for ISIS ties

Five people, including the daughter of a former high-ranking Chechen official, have been detained in Turkey on suspicion of ties with the ISIS terrorist group, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported, citing official sources.

According to the newspaper, one of the detainees was a daughter of Asu Dudurkayev, a former head of the Federal Migration Service’s department in Chechnya. She is also the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior ISIS commander.

These five people detained in simultaneous raids across Istanbul on the night of July 4 that targeted people believed to have connections with conflict zones and actively seeking to carry out attacks, police said in a statement.

Sishani’s wife was formally arrested by an Istanbul court on July 17 and jailed, police said. 

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov sacked Dudurkayev in November 2013 over his daughter’s ties with terrorists in Syria.

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