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Russian woman suspected of preparing terrorist attacks sought by police in Istanbul

March 10, 17:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Russian Consulate General says it has no information on her whereabouts and plans
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MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. The Russian Consulate General in Istanbul has no information on the whereabouts and plans of the Russian woman suspected of preparing terrorist attacks sought by the Turkish law enforcement authorities.

"The Russian Consulate General in Istanbul has no information on the whereabouts of the Russian citizen in Turkey or her plans," a source in the diplomatic mission has told TASS. "The information was indeed published by Haberturk, we have no additional information."

The Haberturk news portal reported earlier on Thursday that the Turkish police were looking for Kristina Tikhonova, a native of Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, who flew from Moscow to Istanbul on February 18. She is suspected of having links with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group (outlawed in Russia). According to the portal, the girl told her friends that she was going to blow herself up.

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