Turkey has detained the inhabitant of the Saratov region Svetlana Utkina, her two children and husband Eugene Kachari. As reported on Friday, July 14, Russian TV channel Russia Today, the family tried to illegally enter the territory of Syria.
According to the TV channel, the local authorities sent the family to the immigration prison in Antakya, on charges of intent to join radical groups.
The relatives of the detainees told Russia Today that they for about a month, looking for family. The search for the missing organized Sergei, the ex-husband of Svetlana. He claims that she tricked took with them their common daughter.
According to Valeriya Utkina, former father-in-law Svetlana, in mid-June, his daughter-in-law with the civil husband and two children went on vacation to Ankara, where her cousin. However, instead of Ankara, they came to Istanbul. Then communication with them was lost.
After some time, Sergei flew to Istanbul, and appealed to the Turkish foreign Ministry and the police with a statement that the people disappeared. To approve Valeria, Svetlana recently changed. A woman embraced Islam, and became interested in radical movements of religion, which led to the rupture of relations with Sergei.
A week later, relatives received a message from Evgeniya Kachari, who reported that the family are all well, and asked not to raise the hype. But then it turned out that Svetlana was detained while trying to cross the Syrian-Turkish border with fake documents.
Now Sergey tries to take his daughter, however, Turkish authorities do not give him the child, saying that the girl wants to stay with her mother.