Turkish agents capture suspect in 2013 bomb attack in Syria

Turkish agents have captured a key suspect wanted for the 2013 car bomb attack in the Turkish border town of Reyhanlı that killed 53 people, Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday.

It said Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation (MİT) had captured 34-year-old Yusuf Nazik in the Syrian port city of Latakia and brought him back to Turkey.

The agency published a video of Nazik standing next to a Turkish flag confessing to being part of the bomb attack and saying he acted on orders from Syrian intelligence.

A Turkish court in February sentenced nine suspects charged with involvement in the Reyhanlı attack to life imprisonment and 13 others to sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years.