Turkey: French national arrested for links to Kurdish group

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 2, 2017 at 7:55 a.m.



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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run media says authorities have arrested a French national for alleged links to a Syrian Kurdish group that Turkey considers to be a terrorist organization.

Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed security sources, said Wednesday that the Frenchman was detained on July 26 after he crossed into Turkey from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region. He was questioned by anti-terrorism police and later by court officials who ordered him arrested on charges of "aiding and assisting a terrorist organization."

Anadolu said police found pictures on a social media site showing the French national posing with Syrian Kurdish militia. Investigators also found pictures and reports that the Frenchman had made about the group's life and weapons, it said.

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