- Title: Paris seeks consular protection for Frenchman detained in Turkey
- Date: 3rd August 2017
- Summary: HABUR, TURKEY (AUGUST 3, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BORDER CROSSING WITH IRAQ TURKISH FLAGS PEOPLE AT BORDER ROAD SIRNAK, TURKEY (AUGUST 3, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PRISON WHERE DETAINED FRENCHMAN, LOUP JEAN RENE BUREAU, IS BELIEVED TO BE HELD
- Embargoed: 17th August 2017 14:58
- Keywords: Loup Jean Rene Bureau Frenchman detained in Turkey Turkish border with Iraq Kurdish Habur border crossing
- Location: HABUR AND SIRNAK, TURKEY / PARIS, FRANCE
- City: HABUR AND SIRNAK, TURKEY / PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SLS4SN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: France is trying to gain consular protection for one of its nationals in Turkey after he was detained there on the border with Iraq, a foreign ministry official said on Thursday (August 3).
Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported the detention of a man identified as Loup Jean Rene Bureau on Wednesday (August 2), saying he had been found to have photographs and interviews with Kurdish militia fighters among his possessions.
It said he was detained last week after entering Turkey at the Habur crossing with Iraq. The crossing is less than 20 km. (just over 10 miles) from northeastern Syria, where Kurdish YPG militia fighters control territory.
Turkey considers the YPG to be an extension of the PKK, which has fought a three-decade insurgency in southeast Turkey and is designated a terrorist organisation by Ankara, the United States and European Union.
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