Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda member captured in Hatay

An Al-Qaeda member wanted with a red notice has been caught in a joint operation organized by the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the security teams in the southern province of Hatay.

In the operation conducted by the MİT and Hatay police, M.Ş., wanted with a red notice for being a member of the armed terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, was caught.

Afghan shepherds in Tunceli dream of home

In Turkish mountains so high the silver clouds almost touch the top of his head, the homesick Afghan shepherd prepares his baaing flock for a good shear.

The locals in the eastern province of Tunceli's Mercan Valley have been gradually replaced by Afghans, who fled here by foot and truck across Iran from the poverty and bloodshed back home.

Illegal crossings of border up by 75% in first five months

Ljubljana – Slovenian police recorded 4,333 attempts at illegal crossing of the border in the first five months of the year, which is 75% more than in the same period last year, when 2,466 such attempts were recorded. Afghanis account for almost a quarter of those intercepted, the police statistics show.

Bulgaria Arrests Norwegian Suspected of Terrorism Links

Police car in Bulgaria. Photo: EPA/VASSIL DONEV

The arrests were announced by Norway's police on Wednesday and then confirmed by the Bulgarian authorities. 

Both detainees are Norwegian citizens. One arrest took place in Oslo, Norway, while the other was in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. The arrest in Bulgaria was done on a warrant issued by the Public Prosecutor's Office of Norway.

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