A Turkish riot police stands guard in front of the Belgian Consulate in central Istanbul, Turkey March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turkey has detained a Japanese citizen in the south of the country on suspicion of seeking to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS, the Dogan news agency said Wednesday.Long accused of not doing enough to police its border with Syria, Turkey has in the last months tightened controls, detaining dozens of foreign extremists.The arrest of a Japanese citizen is hugely unusual, as most of those detained seeking to cross the border come from countries with large Muslim populations.
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