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Turkish teen who joined Syrian rebels returns home

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Text by Hürriyet Daily News

Latest update : 2013-05-29

An 18-year-old Turkish high school student who went to Syria to train and fight the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has returned home following his parents' intervention. The student was persuaded to join the fight by people he met on Facebook.

An 18-year-old Turkish high school student who went to Syria to fight against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has returned home following his parents' intervention.

The student, identified only as A.K., was persuaded to join the fight in Syria by two people he met through Facebook. He then entered Syria via the Reyhanlı district of the southern province of Hatay, which suffered a twin car bomb attack on May 11 that killed 52 people.

The boy's parents notified the police, who found that his two acquaintances had taken him to a training camp in Syria.

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Date created : 2013-05-29

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