Belgian couple detained near Turkey's Syria border

Belgian couple detained near Turkey's Syria border

GAZİANTEP - Anadolu Agency
Belgian couple detained near Turkeys Syria border

A youth sits on a barricade as people carrying their belongings walk at the Syrian border crossing of Bab al-Hawa, at the Syrian-Turkish border, on Oct 22. REUTERS photo

A married Belgian couple, along with their four-year-old child, were caught while trying to cross into Turkey at the Syrian border on March 7.

A border patrol saw the family at Karkamış district in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep.

They had reportedly arrived to Iraq six months ago to cross into Syria's Raqqa in order to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The family will be deported, officials say.

Meanwhile, in the city's Oğuzbeyli district, a member of ISIL was arrested March 6, the Turkish General Staff announced.