Detained Turks deported to Ankara

 |May 12, 2017
File pic credit Facebook Khalid Abu Bakar.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that the three Turkish nationals detained on suspicion of threatening national security have been deported to Turkey.

This comes after Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently informed that the three would be sent back to Turkey, and not another country.

They were deported to Ankara last night.

“@PDRMsia confirmed that Turkish nationals; MTURGAY KARAMAN; IHSAN ASLAN and ISMET OZCELIK was deported back to Ankara last night (sic),” Khalid wrote on his official Twitter account @KBAB51.

Karaman and Aslan were detained on May 2 while Ozcelik was nabbed on May 4.

All three were arrested for suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Karaman’s wife had earlier requested for her husband to be deported to another country for fear of him being tortured should he be returned to Turkey.

The Star Online reported that Karaman’s wife Ayse Gul had admitted they were sympathisers of exiled Turkish preacher Muhammed Fethullah Gulen.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have been cracking down on those suspected of having links to his detractors, which includes Gulen, accused of masterminding a coup attempt last year.

Gulen meanwhile denied the charge.