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MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Russia is investigating all the circumstances of the detention of three Russian citizens in Turkey’s Antalya, Russia’s Foreign Ministry official spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
"Shortly after receiving information on the detention of three Russian citizens in Turkey, Russia’s foreign services contacted the Turkish authorities to clarify all the circumstances," Zakharova said.
The Turkish police said the detained Russians had refused to contact official Russian representatives. "We are checking this information and will find out all the circumstances of the detention."
A source in Russia’s law enforcement agencies told TASS around 70 suspects were detained shortly after the terrorist attack in Istanbul on Tuesday that killed at least 10 people and injured another 15.
The arrests were made hot on the traces of the attack. These people did not participate in the terrorist attack directly what means that they were under the Turkish special services’ control, the source said. "All this raises the question: why no preventive measures on averting the terrorist attack had been made?" he said.
Earlier in the day, Russia’s Consul General Alexander Tolstopyatenko confirmed that three Russian citizens had been detained in Antalya.
The Dogan news agency reported that the Russians were detained during an anti-terrorist raid against the Islamic State group.