Two suspected foreign members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were detained late on July 3 at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, which was the scene of a deadly suicide attack blamed on the jihadist group last week.




Police units at the airport conducted identity checks and a body search on two suspects who had arrived from Ukraine at the airport’s international arrivals floor.K.V., who holds Kyrgyz and Russian passports, and F.M.İ., a Kyrgyz national who also has residency in Ukraine, were detained following the checks.


Police seized four thermal sharpshooter binoculars, three military camouflages, two passports, three Kyrgyz ID cards and five birth certificates during the checks.


The two were also accused of arranging passports and ID cards to women and couples with children in areas controlled by ISIL, as well as providing birth certificates to newborns in ISIL areas.