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Emrah Erdogan

Emrah Erdogan

Emrah Erdogan, a German national of Turkish origin who was arrested from Tanzania this week has been sent to German.

Isaya Mngulu the Acting Director of Criminal Investigations in Tanzania  said Thursday that Tanzanian security officials have alerted German officials of Emrah Erdogan’s imminent arrival.

Mngulu  said that Erdogan is a member of al-Qaida who has fought in Afghanistan.

Political scientist Dirk Baehr and German media said Erdogan traveled to Waziristan in north-west Pakistan in early 2010 and joined a militant Islamist group.He then went to Somalia in 2011 and was suspected of joining up with the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab.