Newspaper: Al Qaeda intended to blow up Turkish parliament
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.9 / Trend, A. Taghiyeva /
Investigation carried out by the Turkish security forces found that 11 members of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, detained by police, intended to blow up the country's parliament building, Turkish Taraf newspaper reported.
During a search at an apartment where Al Qaeda members lived, 700 kilograms of explosives was found, which was planned to be used to blow up buildings of the Turkish parliament and the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
The investigation revealed that Al Qaeda members arrived in Turkey on July 11, 2011 and were trained for four months to commit terrorist acts, including at the Christian churches in Istanbul and Ankara.
Last month, 14 people suspected of having links with Al-Qaeda were detained during a special operation in several cities in Turkey.