Indonesia says 32 held or missing in Turkey, suspected trying to join IS

March 13, 2015 7:25 AM

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Indonesia says 32 held or missing in Turkey, suspected trying to join IS

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials confirmed on Friday that up to 32 Indonesians had been detained in Turkey or gone missing after being suspected of trying to cross into Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told reporters a group of 16 Indonesians, most of them women and children, had been arrested by Turkish authorities this week.

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