ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish security camera footage shows a former criminal accused of attacking three soldiers outside a Jewish community center in France being deported from Turkey.
A Turkish official confirmed Thursday the man on the video is 30-year-old Moussa Coulibaly.
France last week flagged Coulibaly to Turkish authorities before he flew to Turkey — a transit point for jihadis joining Islamic extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.
The incident pointed at improved Turkish-French coordination in combatting the movement of jihadis.
The official told the AP on condition of anonymity because she wasn't authorized to speak on the record that Coulibaly was nabbed at Ataturk Airport on Jan. 29 — five days before the attack in France.
The video shows Coulibaly walking through an airport departure gate, escorted by a police officer.