Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was apprehended in Ankara on January 13th, in a wide-scale operation staged by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and Turkish security forces. Ghaith most famously appeared in two widely circulated videos by Al Qaeda following the September 11, 2001 attack on the U.S. World Trade Center.
Turkey had initially intended on deporting Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, however the Kuwaiti administration, which has revoked Ghaith's citizenship, did not want to accept his extradition. Efforts made by Turkey's Foreign Affairs Ministry however, have managed to win over the Kuwaiti administration. On March 1st, in a confidential move by police, Ghaiht was sent to Kuwait by plane, departing from Istanbul's Atatürk Airport.
This is a translation of an article originally written by Alper Sancar.