A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in this October 9, 2014 photo.REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Defne Bayrak's husband was a suicide bomber who killed CIA operatives in a 2009 attack in Afghanistan.Turkey, a Sunni Muslim nation with a secular constitution, is a member, albeit reluctantly, of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. An October survey by Metropoll said up to 12 percent of Turks do not see the group as a "terrorist organization".U.S. officials have estimated that as many as 15,000 foreign fighters are operating in Syria alone, including 3,000 Westerners, many of whom crossed through Turkey.The Turkish authorities say they have blocked entry to Turkey to more than 7,000 would-be jihadis in recent years.Bayancuk was detained three times between 2008 and 2014 on suspicion of being a leading member of Al-Qaeda in Turkey.
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