Official: Cyprus police stop 5 Turks, 1 Algerian at airport on suspicions over purpose of trip

November 22, 2015 7:45 PM

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NICOSIA, Cyprus – An official says Cypriot authorities are holding one Algerian and five Turkish men in custody after they were stopped from entering the country amid "suspicions" over the purpose of their trip.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to discuss security matters publicly, told The Associated Press on Sunday that the French-speaking men arrived Saturday evening on a flight from Basel, Switzerland.

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