A French extremist wanted on an Interpol “red notice” has been caught by Turkish security forces trying to enter Turkey from Syria, the Turkish defense ministry said Monday.
The individual known by the initials C.G. was detained while trying to reach the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the individual is believed to be part of the Firqatul Ghuraba group of foreign extremists in Syria and recruited by Omar Omsen.
Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, is a French national of Senegalese descent suspected of funneling francophone fighters to Syria.
He was captured in August in Syria by a group linked to Al-Qaeda.