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Mystery Surrounds Istanbul-Attack Suspect's Past in Georgia

The one-armed and one-legged presumed mastermind of the June 28 attack on Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, Ahmed Chatayev, has triggered a flurry of finger-pointing and a possible government investigation in Turkey’s eastern neighbor, Georgia.

Georgian National Security Services Director Vakhtang Gomelauri said on July 5 that a probe may be launched into “whether or not [Chatayev] was [a government] agent, and whether or not he collaborated” with the Georgian government under ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili.

A veteran of Chechnya’s wars against Moscow in the 1990s, Chatayev lived in Georgia from roughly 2010-2013 before reportedly becoming an ISIS terrorist.

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Mystery Surrounds Istanbul-Attack Suspect's Past in Georgia

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