Five Russians held near Turkey's border with Syria

Five Russians held near Turkey's border with Syria

Turkish security forces caught five Russian and one Libyan national near the border with Syria when they were trying to enter the country illegally, the National Defense Ministry said.

"Our border guards stationed in Hatay’s Narlica district caught six people including one Libyan and five Russian nationals who were attempting to illegally cross into Turkey from Syria," the ministry said in a statement.

"One of the Russian nationals was a woman identified as a wanted ISIS (the terrorist group banned in Russia) member," Anadolu Agency cited the statement as saying.

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