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'Briton held' as Turkey targets Islamic State suspects

Published 29/12/2015

The Anadolu agency in Turkey said all three appeared in court and were ordered held until trial or deportation
The Anadolu agency in Turkey said all three appeared in court and were ordered held until trial or deportation

Authorities in Turkey have arrested a Briton and two Pakistanis suspected of being members of the Islamic State group, according to media reports.

The Anadolu agency said the Pakistanis were detained on December 24 in a raid on a home in Istanbul. The information they provided led to the arrest of the Briton at a bus stop a day later.

The agency added that all three had appeared in court and were ordered held until trial or deportation.

Anadolu said the suspects are believed to have links to another Briton, Aine Leslie Davis, who was arrested in Istanbul last month.

Authorities say Davis was an associate of Mohammed Emwazi, the IS militant known as Jihadi John.

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