Two Brits charged in Turkey for PYD ties
AYDINTwo British citizens have been sued for making the Syrian Kurdish PYD propaganda from their social media accounts while in Turkey, authorities said on Sept. 8.
An indictment released by the public prosecutor of Aydın requested Joseph R. and his girlfriend, Mira A. serve multiyear sentences for the propaganda and for "being a member of a terrorist organization."
The couple was detained on June 27 during an operation in the Didim district.
The seven-page indictment was accepted by Aydın's Third Heavy Penal Court.
Joseph R. confessed he was in PYD fronts of the Sarin and Ain al Arab regions in Syria, where he was directed to locations by the group’s members he previously met.
He also confessed to being trained how to use AK-47 and other machine guns.
Prosecutors are seeking five to 10 years for Joseph R. and three to five years for Mira A.