FRENCH JOUR­NAL­IST DE­TAINED ON IRAQI BOR­DER RE­LEASED BY TURKEY

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Politics -

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.

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