BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Turkish authorities arrested a German national that was attempting to cross into Syria from Turkey, the state-owned Anadolu News Agency reported today.
According to the Anadolu report, the German national, Patrick Kraicker, age 28, was attempting to cross into Syria in order to join the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Kraicker was attempting to cross into Syria on March 14th, when he was captured by the Turkish authorities inside the Silopi District of Sirnak in southern Turkey.
A German national who was trying to cross into Syria from Turkey has been arrested by Turkish authorities over alleged links to Kurdish militants, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
The German national faces charges for “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization,” as the YPG is outlawed in Turkey.