Turkey claims person detained over U.K. girls Syrian trip linked to Canada

March 12, 2015 9:30 PM

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Canada has been drawn into the troubling case of three British schoolgirls who left home to join the Islamic State in Syria after Turkey announced it has detained a foreign intelligence operative suspected of helping the trio reach their destination.

In an unusual move, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu used a televised interview Thursday to reveal that the suspect who aided the teenaged girls was allegedly an intelligence agent for a country fighting as part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants. He refused to name ...

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