Turkish security forces detain a Japanese trying to join IS

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Ankara, March 24 (IANS) A Japanese man attempting to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria was detained in Turkey, private Dogan news agency reported Wednesday.

Turkish security forces captured the man in the southeastern province of Gaziantep bordering the neighbouring country, while searching a suspicious car in the Nizip district of Gaziantep, Xinhua cited the report as saying.

The suspect confessed during his interrogation that he came to Nizip in order to cross the border and join IS. He said he spoke to a Syrian individual by phone who convinced him to join IS, said the report.

The detained suspect will be deported once his documents are finalised at the courthouse.

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