Why does the Egyptian girl linked to Istanbul shooter have an Italian name?
Tenne Tarre may not be the name of the Egyptian female suspect, but rather the name of the Senegalese or the Somalian detainee
It seems that there is confusion surrounding the names of the three women who were found in the apartment of the Istanbul attacker who was captured on Monday night. The three women, who are well affiliated with ISIS, were arrested by the Turkish police with the Kyrgyzstani national and another Iraqi who was living with them in the two-bedroom apartment.
Turkish local media reported that one of the females detained was a 27-year-old from Senegal named Dina A; the second was from Somalia named Aysha M, also 27-year-old, while the third was from Egypt with a rather peculiar name, if we were to assume that it is actually her name and not an alias. The Egyptian woman is called Tenne Tarre and she is 26-year-old. Her photo appears left in the pictures published by Al Arabiya, along with the two other female suspects.
Tenne Tarre may not be the name of the Egyptian female suspect, but rather the name of the Senegalese or the Somalian detainee. Aysha M or Dina A is a more logical name for her, given her Egyptian background. Tenne Tarre, which has an Italian ring to it, can hardly be the name of an Egyptian woman. Even if we were to assume that her passport is a forgery, one who forges a passport uses an appropriate name to the culture and tradition of that country, while Tenne Tarre raises suspicions.
The Turkish investigators speculated that the gunman in the massacre that took place at the Reina Club and Restaurant named Abdul Qadir Masharipov born in Uzbekistan 33 years ago, used the girls to mislead the security authorities. He could camouflage his whereabouts since the ladies “were living together, doing their grocery shopping and paying their rent so they can go undetected by the neighbors and the security forces.”
They rented an apartment in the fifth floor of a building located at the Esenyurt district, 36 kilometers from the Reina Club where the suspect fired more than 180 bullets from his machine gun into victims.
In its Wednesday issue, Haber Turk newspaper affiliated with the Turkish security forces, revealed the first words uttered by Masharipov upon his abduction were “Do not kill me.” However, he resisted his captors, which resulted in a physical confrontation that crippled his every movement.