Anatolia reported that a faculty member from Yüzüncü Yıl University in Van detained in the raid was alleged to have Internet contact with al-Qaeda recruiters in camps in Afghanistan. Several other students from the university were also detained.
This action took place just before Turkey hosts several high-profile international meetings focusing on the situation in Afghanistan.
On Monday, Turkey’s president Abdullah Gul will meet the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari, in a trilateral summit in Istanbul. The summit will be followed by a meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries, also in Istanbul.
Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan presidents meeting, along with neighbouring countries.
Focusing on the situation if Afghanistan? What about the situation? Perhaps, they are looking at a change?
Were Israeli leaders going to be in attendance? Given all the latest hostilities between Israel and Turkey as of late, I wonder?
This meeting would/ could be one the western powers/NATO would rather not take place.
If that is the case, the 'alquaeda' operatives, on whose behalf are they operating?
The University faculty member and student arrests makes me think, not of terrorism, but of intelligence operations, ala Iran.