SIRNAK, Turkey

Turkish security forces on Tuesday nabbed a suspect allegedly linked to an armed attack that martyred a Turkish diplomat in northern Iraq last July.

He was arrested in a joint operation by the provincial police forces and the Turkish Intelligence Organization (MIT) in the southeastern border province of Sirnak as he attempted to cross to Turkey.

On July 17, Osman Kose, who was serving at Turkey’s Consulate General in Erbil, was martyred in an armed attack at a restaurant. Apart from the diplomat, two Iraqi nationals sitting at a nearby table were also killed.

In August, Turkish forces

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