The Embassy of the Russian Federation checks the information about the detention of Russians in Turkey
According to unconfirmed reports, they were arrested while trying to infiltrate into Syria.
ANKARA, July 13. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in Ankara verifies information about the detention of two Russian citizens on the territory of Turkey. This was announced on Thursday, TASS reported acting press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Ankara Alexander Leshukov.
“We confirm that we were approached by the relatives of the missing on the territory of Turkey citizens of the Russian Federation. According to unconfirmed reports, Svetlana Utkina and her husband Eugene Kochari was arrested in Hatte while trying to enter the territory of Syria, — said the Agency interlocutor. — With minor children”.
“We have asked the competent authorities to confirm the whereabouts of the Russian citizens and to deport them to Russia, and not in a third country,” — said the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
The Embassy noted that in the state of Jalisco and Kochari “previously tried to illegally enter the territory of Syria.”