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When police arrested Magomed Abdurrahmanov in Turkey about a year ago, word spread quickly that the suspected kidnapper of two prominent Syrian bishops had been caught.

bishop-paul-and-bishop-johnSyriac Orthodox Archbishop Youhanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi

The Turkish government, however, said the man they had arrested, and his companions, were nothing to worry about. Officials said they were foreigners with improper documents, and had been deported. They continue to say nothing further about the incident.

A document provided to World Watch Monitor, however, provides evidence that Turkey’s internal security network already knew Abdurrahmanov was suspected of the April 2013 kidnapping of the two high-profile Christian clerics, Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Youhanna Ibrahim, and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi.

Erkan Metin, an Assyrian lawyer who began investigating Turkey's potential connections to Magomed Abdurrahmanov when the government said little about his arrest (photo: World Watch Monitor).Erkan Metin, an Assyrian lawyer who began investigating Turkey’s potential connections to Magomed Abdurrahmanov when the government said little about his arrest (photo: World Watch Monitor).

Their disappearance has shaken the already…

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