Turkish authorities: Man behind Istanbul bombing attacks met Bin Laden
Turkish authorities have arrested a Turkish man suspected of planning last month's deadly truck bombings in Istanbul after meeting with Osama bin Laden, an intelligence official said Friday.
Adnan Ersoz, who was captured Tuesday in Istanbul, confessed that he underwent explosives training in al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002, said the official, according to the AP. Police confirmed Ersoz's capture in Istanbul.
"He is one of the top guys who met with bin Laden and received his blessing for the attacks," the intelligence official said.
Intelligence officials already have named Habip Aktas and Ibrahim Kus as two conspirators who met with bin Laden last year and received his consent and approval to stage attacks in Turkey. Aktas and Kus are still at large. (Albawaba.com)
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