KUALA LUMPUR — May 12, 2017: The three Turks detained in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang on May 2 and 4 over their involvement in terrorist activities have been deported to their country of origin last night.
They were Ismet Ozcelik, 58, Turgay Karaman, 43, and Ihsan Aslan, 39.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said they were deported for being involved in the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (Feto) which had been gazetted as a terrorist organisation by Turkey and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
They were also wanted by the Turkish government.
“Apart from that, their travel documents had been cancelled by the Turkish Government, their presence in Malaysia was illegal and they were considered illegal immigrants,” he said in a statement today.
The three were detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act.
“The police will continue to monitor and take action against any group or foreign terrorists attempting to use Malaysia for logistics, shelter and data base operation to attack Malaysia or other countries,” he said.
The process of deportation was conducted by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division and the Immigration Department
On May 2, police detained Ozcelik in Chenor, Pahang, while Karaman and Aslan were detained in Damansara Heights. — Bernama