Three weeks ago, Orhan Buyruk, a Turkish citizen who came to Israel in order to pray in Jerusalem, was arrested on suspicion of committing security crimes. He was arrested after tweeting about his intentions. After the Shin Bet interrogated him, he was sent back to Turkey.
Buyruk on the left Photo Credit: Twitter/Channel 2 News
A Turkish citizen was arrested on suspicion of committing security crimes against Israel. The suspect was deported today (Wednesday) back to Turkey after being interrogated by the Shin Bet.
The Turkish citizen, Orhan Buyruk, was arrested three weeks ago at Ben-Gurion Airport. Buyruk is 32 years old and has visited Israel in the past because he is a tour guide.
Buruk durinig his last visit to Al-Aqsa Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
Buryuk was planning to guide a religious tour to Al-Aqsa Mosque. Minutes after his arrival in Israel, Buryuk wrote on his Facebook profile: “Tomorrow I’m going to Jerusalem. I heard that the dog Shimon Peres has died, I am going to bow and thank Allah in Al-Aqsa.”
Turkish media outlets have been following Buryuk’s situation as dozens protested in front of the Israeli consulate in Ankara demanding his release. A short while ago, Buyruk wrote a post welcoming his release.