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US denies man being held in Turkey for fake passport is a diplomat

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – U.S. officials have dismissed a U.S. citizen arrested in Turkey for allegedly providing a fake passport to a Syrian man who was a U.S. diplomat. Turkish officials on Wednesday said they had arrested an American diplomat at Istanbul Airport on Nov. 11, Turkish authorities have made public the man’s identity only by his written name. short as DJK and says he works for the US Consulate in Lebanon. He was later officially arrested on suspicion of selling a fake passport for $10,000. On Thursday, the US State Department said it was aware of a US citizen who had been detained in Turkey but denied the person was a government diplomat.

https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/23/us-denies-man-held-in-turkey-for-fake-passport-is-diplomat/ US denies man being held in Turkey for fake passport is a diplomat

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