July 24, 2014

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law arrested in Turkey

By Meena Haseeb - Sat Feb 02, 2:11 pm

Osama bin Laden's son in law arrested in TurkeyAccording to Turkish media agecnies, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Suleiman Abu Gheith was arrested by Turkish security forces in Ankara following a tipoff from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

According to reports Suleiman Abu Gheith was the former spokesman of the terror network and reportedly escaped Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and settled in a camp in Iran.

The location of Suleiman Abu Gheith was reportedly disclosed to Turkish intelligence agency (MIt) by US intelligence after he entered Turkey on a false passport.

He was detained at a hotel in Çankaya district of Ankara, Hurryiet Daily News reported, quoting the Daily Milliyet.

In the meantime another Turkish media agency reported that Suleiman Abu Gheith was intending to seek political asylum in Turkey.

The man is the husband of Fatima Bin Laden who currently lives in Saudi Arabia. Abu Gheit is a Kuwaiti national who had citizenship revoked.

There has been no official comment from either Turkey or the United States on any possible link between Suleyman and the perpetrators of Friday’s suicide bombing at the United States Embassy.

It remains to be seen if there will be any friction between the two NATO allies, should Turkey deport Suleyman to Iran without giving the CIA an opportunity to interrogate one of Osama Bin Laden’s closest surviving relatives.

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