Istanbul hotel remains silent on France’s ‘fugitive woman’ case

Officials of a Turkish hotel, which hosted the partner of Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman in the recent Paris supermarket terrorist attack which left four people dead, prefer not to discuss her two-day accommodations.

Intelligence authorities in Istanbul reported that Amedy’s girl friend, Hayat Boumeddienne, who flew to Istanbul via Madrid on Jan. 2 with a French man, stayed two days at the Bade hotel in the district of Kadıköy, before she headed for the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Jan. 5.

Officials at Bade Hotel also did not let reporters take photos or videos inside the hotel’s premises. Many have reportedly asked about Hayat and the man with her, who only left the hotel room twice during their short visit.

Hayat Boumeddienne, the girlfriend of Amedy Coulibaly, who shot and killed a police officer and four hostages at the kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Jan. 9, was reportedly seen in Paris on the day of the massacre.

However, a Turkish intelligence team who traced her phone calls for eight days, reported that they received the first signal in Kadıköy and the last one in the Syrian town of Tel Abyad.


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