UK Politician: Son Among Syria-Bound Britons Held in Turkey

April 2, 2015 6:33 PM

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A local politician in Britain says his son is one of nine Britons arrested in Turkey while allegedly trying to get to Syria.

Shakil Ahmed, a Labour Party councilor in Rochdale, northwest England, said Thursday he had believed his university student son was in Birmingham, England. Ahmed said he was "shocked, worried and extremely upset" to learn he was in Turkey.

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