dijous, 17 de novembre de 2016

Turkey arrests 2 internationalist Czechs who fought in YPG

Turkey has arrested two Czech nationals on suspicion of fighting for the Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG, Yekineyên Parastina Gel). Turkish security forces detained Miroslav Farkas and Marketa Vselichova -- in the southeastern Sirnak province that borders Syria and Iraq, the pro-government Sabah daily said.

It said they adopted the names Serxwebun Botan and Zelane Botan to fight with the YPG and also printed the identity pages of their Czech passports. The two were detained while illegally trying to cross back into Turkey and have now been remanded in custody, the report said. The Sabah report said the two Czechs had been trained by German special forces and the French foreign legion.

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