FRENCH JOURNALIST DETAINED ON IRAQI BORDER RELEASED BY TURKEY
Detained French journalist Loup Bureau was released Friday, his lawyer said. Bureau, 27, was detained while crossing the border from Iraq on July 26. According to Anadolu Agency (AA), he was found carrying pictures of himself with members of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia. A judge had later placed him under formal arrest on suspicion of supporting a terrorist organization, the report said. Turkey considers the YPG, the main American ally in the fight against Daesh terrorists in Syria, as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist group. "We are pleased to announce the release of the journalist #LoupBureau. He will be expelled from Turkey shortly," lawyer Martin Pradel said via Twitter.