ISIS suspect found working in Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant construction in Turkey

Russian citizen U.A., wanted on diffusion notice as an ISIS suspect, was detained as it came to light that he was working with a fake identity card at the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant construction in Turkey.

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Turkish police on Feb. 13 detained the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suspect U.A, a Russian citizen, in an operation carried out in the southern Mersin province, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement, Mersin Police Department said they detained U.A, wanted on diffusion notice, after it was noticed that he was working at the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) construction in Gülnar district. 

The department added that the suspect was using a fake identity card “issued in the name of foreign national R.K.”

An ISIS suspect working in the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant drew ire.

Being built by Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation in Mersin province, the power plant is expected to become operational in 2024 but it will take a few years for the plant to operate at full capacity.