18 March 2015

A person arrested for helping 3 British girls join ISIS in Turkey

“DoMevlut Cavusoglu you know who was the person who helped these girls? This person was caught. It turned out to be someone who worked in the intelligence services of a country in the coalition,” Al Arabiya quoted Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying.

Cavusoglu didn’t name which anti-ISIS coalition country he suspects of being involved, but sources close to the government have told journalists that the suspects works for Canada’s intelligence agency.

A European security source familiar with the case of the three girls said the person in question had a connection with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) spy agency.

A Canadian government source in Ottawa said the person was not a Canadian citizen and was not employed by CSIS. The source did not respond when asked whether the person had been working for CSIS.

The blame game, The Turks take advantage of every opportunity to point out when others are at fault — whether that be the Metropolitan Police for failing to alert them quickly enough about the girls’ disappearance; or the French police hunting for a female suspect linked to the attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris.

As a Turkish friend of mine in Istanbul put it this afternoon, “the Turks like to say ‘what can we do to protect our border when even our allies work against us’? The Turks like to muddy the waters.

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