Turkish police holding Italian minor in custody - sources

Girl held in Adana province, near Turkish-Syrian border

(ANSA) - Istanbul, October 15 - Turkish police have been holding an Italian minor in custody in Adana province for the past two weeks, local sources have reported.
    The sources say the girl was not with her parents when she was stopped by police, and her parents were also not in Turkey at the time. The girl has an Italian passport and is resident in France. Adana province is close to the Turkish-Syrian border where several foreigners have been stopped by Turkish authorities, accused of trying to cross the border to join the Islamic State militant group.
    Italy's consulate in Izmir is handling the case. Turkish authorities have not provided an official reason for why the girl is being held.


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