Briton Detained En Route to Join Militants in Syria

A 21-year-old British woman has been detained in Turkey on suspicion of attempting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants, a senior Turkish security official said on Tuesday. Security forces detained the woman at a bus station in the capital Ankara at around 11 p.m. on Monday, said the official, adding she is expected to be deported "soon". A spokesman for the British Foreign Office confirmed the arrest and said it was providing consular assistance. The arrest comes two days after Turkey deported three British teenage boys who were detained in Istanbul on a similar journey after a tip-off from British authorities.



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