Police officers stand as family members, colleagues and friends of the victims of Tuesday blasts gather for a memorial ceremony at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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Turkish police detained 11 foreigners on Friday suspected of belonging to an ISIS cell linked to the attack on Istanbul's main airport, state media reported, and attention turned to a suspected Chechen mastermind.The pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper has said the organizer of the attack, the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in NATO-member Turkey this year, was suspected to be a man of Chechen origin called Akhmed Chatayev.Chatayev is identified on a United Nations sanctions list as a leader in ISIS responsible for training Russian-speaking militants. He was arrested in Bulgaria five years ago on a Russian extradition request but freed because he had refugee status in Austria, a Bulgarian judge said. Yeni Safak has said the Russian bomber was from Dagestan, which borders Chechnya where Moscow has led two wars against separatists and Islamist militants since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 .
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