Father denounces son, stops him joining ISIL in Syria

Father denounces son, stops him joining ISIL in Syria

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Father denounces son, stops him joining ISIL in Syria

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A Turkish father denounced his own son who flew to Turkey from Germany to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), helping to catch him in Turkey. 

A lawsuit against 20-year-old T.A., who was en route to join ISIL in Syria from the German city of Düsseldorf, with 15 year jail charges of “being a member of a terror organization” was opened, after the his own father, M.A., denounced him. 

His father was listed as an “informer” in the case.  

According to the indictment, M.A. called the police on April 18 from Düsseldorf and informed them his son was planning to join ISIL. 

Upon the tip off, police caught T.A. in Ankara’s bus terminal. In his testimony, T.A. said he had thought of joining ISIL before but had decided not to, due to recent massacres the organization had committed. 

The indictment stated that T.A. had not been identified as a member of ISIL but had collected information about the organization and showed persistent interest in going to Syria. 

Meanwhile, Asif Malik, his partner Sara and their four children, aged between less than 12 months and 7 years old, who were detained in Turkey last month on suspicion of travelling to an ISIL-controlled region of Syria will be deported to Moldova, a senior Turkish official said May 5. 

“The family will be deported to Moldova on their own will,” the official said, declining to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.