article 1.00pm: The Irish Telegraph is reporting that an Irish national is under investigation in Turkey for allegedly violating the country’s anti-terrorism laws.
The Telegraph says the suspect was arrested in the country after reportedly entering Turkey on a tourist visa and attempting to enter the country via the Bosphorus Strait.
He was arrested by the Turkish Interior Ministry after an attempted infiltration attempt.
The suspect is believed to be a Turkish national who entered Turkey on an official tourist visa.
According to the Telegraph, the suspect entered Turkey via the Turkish Bosphour Straits and was arrested for “violating the countrys anti-terrorist law.”
The suspect was reportedly a 22-year-old man from Cork.
The investigation is ongoing.
The arrest is the latest in a string of such incidents.
In August, Turkish authorities arrested an Irish man who allegedly entered Turkey to join ISIS.
He has since been charged with aiding a terrorist organization.
In February, a Turkish man was detained and questioned over a possible ISIS attack on Turkey.
The Turkish government has been under pressure over the ongoing crackdown on the Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey.
Turkey has become the target of several deadly attacks by ISIS, including a suicide bombing at the Istanbul airport on March 16 that killed more than 30 people.
The Irish embassy in Ankara has confirmed the arrest of a Turkish citizen in the U.S., and says he was on a non-immigrant visa, according to the Irish Times.