Thursday, April 16, 2015

Turkey detains two suspected IS members from China  04-15-2015

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has responded to Turkish reports that Turkey has detained two Chinese nationals suspected of being members of the Islamic State militant group. The reports say the two were caught as they attempted to enter Turkish borders last week.
Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press conference there has been collusion between an Islamic militant group active in western China, and Islamic State. He said the group, named the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, has been responsible for terrorist attacks in China, and has also sent its members to conflict areas. And it is a grave threat to stability and security in the region and internationally. Hong said fighting the East Turkestan Islamic Movement is a part of the international counter-terrorism campaign, and China will strengthen international collaboration to do so.