Turkish police officers stand outside the home office of James Le Mesurier, founder of the Mayday Rescue group, in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters

British founder of group that trained Syrian ‘White Helmets’ found dead in Istanbul

  • The body of James Le Mesurier, founder of the Mayday Rescue group, was found early on Monday near his home in central Istanbul’s Beyoglu district
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Turkish police officers stand outside the home office of James Le Mesurier, founder of the Mayday Rescue group, in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters
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Men claimed by a Kurdish-led militia to be Islamic State fighters walk as they are taken prisoner in 2016. Photo: Reuters

Turkey begins deporting foreign jihadists to US, Europe

  • Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said last week that Turkey had nearly 1,200 foreign members of Isis in custody and ‘is not a hotel’ for jihadists
  • It was not clear if all those being deported this week were captured during recent operations in Syria, or if they were in Turkish territory
Topic |   Turkey

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Men claimed by a Kurdish-led militia to be Islamic State fighters walk as they are taken prisoner in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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