Turkey's authorities have asked the United States to help capture an alleged mastermind behind the recent suicide bombing attack on the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in Turkey, Akhmed Chatayev, The Wall Street Journal said Saturday, citing a senior US official.
Three blasts hit the Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, leaving 44 people dead and 239 injured. Turkish media reported on Friday that two of the three suicide bombers were believed to have Russian passports.
According to the US official, US intelligence services have informed Turkey that Chatayev was behind the triple bombing. However, Turkish authorities have not yet confirmed Chatayev's involvement.
Chechen man Chatayev, lived in Georgia where he received country's citizenship before leaving for Syria in 2015.