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Turkey arrests 12 Egyptians for trying to join ISIS: Egypt consul

According to Turkish media, 12 Egyptians were arrested on Sunday in Turkey for attempting to join ISIS

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Jan 2016
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Egypt's consul in Istanbul, Bassam Rady, confirmed on Monday that the Turkish authorities had arrested 12 Egyptians in Turkey for allegedly joining ISIS, Reuters' Aswat Masriya reported.

In statements to Aswat Masriya, Rady stated that the 12 Egyptians were arrested in Adana province while attempting to join ISIS and that the Egyptian consulate was following the case.

He also added that there would be a demand made to Turkey to deport those arrested back to Egypt.

The Egyptian consulate will also appoint lawyers to follow the investigations, Rady said.

On Sunday, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that Turkish police had arrested a group of 15 Egyptians and Russians, in addition to 7 Turkish men, for joining ISIS in Adna and Elazig provinces. 

Foreign ISIS recruits often cross Turkish borders to join the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

Ties between Egypt and Turkey have been tense since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a close ally of Turkey, in 2013.

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expat
11-01-2016 10:04pm
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well,anybody really surprised?
should we now wonder,why egypts tourism/economy is down? its the mind set of a certain percentage of its society,which crumbles security too easy
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ayman
12-01-2016 01:09pm
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Simplistic
ISIS recruited from practically every country in the world and numerous countries had terrorist attacks. Is it the fault of the people in these countries ? Is tourism/economy in these countries damaged? There is more to it than that.
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