23.03.2016 16:36

Japanese man to join IS captured in Turkey’s southeast

A Japanese man, who was bound to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, was captured on late March 22 in the Nizip district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
Gendarmerie teams captured the man identified as M.M. while searching a suspicious car.

The suspect confessed during an interrogation that he had come to the district to cross the border and join IS, saying he met a Syrian person on the phone and was convinced to join the jihadist group.

The man will be deported once his documentation at the courthouse is completed.

Metin İliksoy / Gaziantep