Family from Russia who disappeared in Turkey, arrested while trying to enter Syria
Family missing in Turkey, was detained at the border while trying to illegally enter Syria, reports RT.
The inhabitant of the Saratov region Svetlana Utkina with two children and her boyfriend were detained by law enforcement agencies of Turkey and sent to immigration jail in the city of Antakya.
Family accused of intention to join the radical groups operating in Syria.
At the moment the Russian Embassy verifies information about the detention.
“We have asked the competent authorities to confirm the whereabouts of the Russian citizens and to deport them to Russia and not to a third country”, — TASS quoted the acting press Secretary diplomatic mission Alexander Leshukov.
Russian family ceased to go on air from Turkey a month ago, the former husband of Svetlana that fraud took with them their common daughter, Lisa, to organize a search.
After a while he found out that the woman was detained while trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border with fake documents, following which the police sent the family to the immigration jail in the city of Antakya.
The relatives of the woman said that she long ago started to act strange and has changed a lot. She converted to Islam and became interested in radical movements of the religion.
This is not the first case when the Russian tries to enter illegally into Syria. In 2015, the MSU student Varvara Karaulov tried to join Syrian terrorist groups, but was arrested and deported to Russia.