Turkish authorities reported that as of January 2015 913 arrested people trying to cross the border and go to Syria to join the terrorist organization «Islamic state».
About it reported the edition of Hurriyet. The largest group of volunteers of the IG arrived from China — 324 persons, the second place Russian nationals (99 persons), the third — Palestinians (83).
In the second half of the year, Turkey has increased measures to ensure border security, and the authorities began to seize increasing numbers of foreigners going to Syria or attempting illegally to leave the country.
Detainees usually did not have their weapons and the symbols of the IG, but they often had army unloading waistcoats.
The Turkish government has been widely criticized by Western countries demanding real action to close the Syrian border.
It should be noted that, according to some, in recent years, dramatically increased the popularity of the ideology of ISIS in the Gaza strip, amid falling popularity of the Hamas terrorist organization that controls the area.
In recent times, at least ten Palestinians from Gaza killed, fighting under the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.