About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:21 - 25 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Turkey Detains Georgian Citizen on Terrorism Charges, Security Service Confirms
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Dec.'17 / 14:34

The State Security Service of Georgia confirmed today earlier reports that a Georgian citizen suspected of ties to terrorism was detained by Turkish authorities on December 26 within the ongoing counter-terrorism investigation.

According to the Security Service, Gocha Saginadze (otherwise known as Ali Saginadze) was apprehended in north-eastern province of Trabzon “based on the information provided by the State Security Service within the investigation over Ahmed Chatayev’s case.”

“The Turkish law enforcement officers have seized materials belonging to the suspect that were related to a terrorist organization - the Islamic State,” the Security Service said, adding that the information provided to Turkish authorities was retrieved from Ahmed Chatayev’s cell phone.

“The Georgian State Security Service closely cooperates with its Turkish colleagues, and respective institutions of other partner countries,” the State Security Service also noted.

The Georgian security forces conducted a large-scale anti-terrorist operation in Isani District of Tbilisi on November 21-22, to detain several armed suspects, who allegedly plotted terrorist attacks against diplomatic missions in Georgia and Turkey.

One gunman was captured and three were killed as a result of the fighting, including a senior ISIS member Ahmed Chatayev, who was listed as a terrorist by the United States and the United Nations. 

On December 26, the security forces detained five citizens of Georgia in a double operation in Tbilisi and Pankisi gorge of Akhmeta District on charges of assisting the group of militants.

RELATED
Latest News
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.
25 Apr.'18 13:21
Minister Gakharia Visits Lithuania, Meets Foreign, Interior Ministers
Georgian and Lithuanian officials discuss visa free regime with the European Union, police cooperation.  
24 Apr.'18 16:01
Georgia: Mixed Reactions over Armenia Protests
The ruling party lawmaker told journalists yesterday that peace and stability was “crucial” in the neighborhood.
24 Apr.'18 12:37
Court Finds ex-Defense Minister Guilty of ‘Organizing’ Torture, Sexual Abuse
The Tbilisi City Court sentenced Bacho Akhalaia to nine years in prison.
24 Apr.'18 11:39
Tskhinvali Leader Attends Yalta Forum, Meets Syrian, Italian, Serbian Delegations
The Moscow-backed Tskhinvali leader took part in the Yalta International Economic Forum on April 19-21.
23 Apr.'18 15:39
Finance Minister Visits Washington DC, Meets Representatives of Financial Institutions
Mamuka Bakhtadze left for the United States on April 19, and will continue his visit until the end of the month.
23 Apr.'18 15:14
Red Cross Identifies Remains of Abkhazia Conflict Victims
The identification process took place within the Red Cross coordination mechanism, launched in 2010.
23 Apr.'18 14:13
Russian Foreign Ministry Criticizes Tbilisi’s Policy on Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
Maria Zakharova says Georgia should accept the new political reality and recognize their independence.
20 Apr.'18 16:58
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The report assesses security and human rights situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
102