Briton detained en route to join militants in Syria: Turkish official

March 17, 2015 6:06 PM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - 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".

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