Morocco Says 8 Moroccans Arrested in Turkey Have no Links With

Rabat – Morocco denied allegations made by the Turkish authorities earlier this week that the eight Moroccans arrested in Istanbul airport were planning to join ISIS.Moroccan General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) categorically denied allegations that the eight Moroccan citizens who were detained at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and deported earlier this week had extremist ideas, or that they were trying to join terrorist organizations.In a communiqué released on Saturday, the DGSN stressed that the allegations were baseless, adding that they found that the eight citizens were aiming to illegally migrate to Europe through the Turkish territory.Moroccan authorities added that the security investigation revealed that the citizens are not known with any affiliation to any terrorist groups or organizations, nor do they  have any ideas or schemes of an extremist nature at all. Istanbul police said the eight suspects were allegedly planning to sneak into Europe posing as refugees.The eight Moroccans were arrested at Ataturk airport upon their arrival in Istanbul.Turkish Anadolou agency published a hand-drawn picture of an allegedplanned route from Turkey to Germany, via Greece, Serbia, and Hungary. read more