A group of three men holding Turkish passports in Thailand were allegedly plotting to attack Chinese interests in the ASEAN region.
Police in Thailand confirmed it has put two of them on its security watch list after receiving an alert from Singapore.
As reported by Hong Kong Economic Times, the three Turkish men identified as Hid Yet Dursun, (male, Passport No. U07510463), AliYalcin Ergin (male, Passport No. U03217293) and Ali Yalcin (male, Passport No. U04601655) may have flown to Thailand, according to Thai authorities after the arrests.
Thailand’s immigration database showed Ali Yalcin, 36, have visited Thailand twice this year. He arrived at Don Mueang airport on March 18 from Singapore on an Air Asia flight and left for Cambodia on March 22. Yalcin re-entered Thailand on March 24 and left for Malaysia via Phuket International Airport on March 28. There was no record of a third entry, according to the report.
Police have been sent to gather more information in Sukhumvit and Phuket where AliYalcin was seen during his stay in the country, according to Thailand’s immigration authorities.
On Aug. 17 2015, there was a blast at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok which killed 20 and injured more than 120. The location is a tourist spot popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia.