Turkish professor’s 3 sons join terror group

Turkish professor’s 3 sons join terror group
Updated 24 March 2015

Turkish professor’s 3 sons join terror group

Turkish professor’s 3 sons join terror group

ANKARA: An assistant professor at a Turkish university has appealed to the government for help after his three teenage sons left to fight with Islamic State group militants in Iraq and Syria, Hurriyet reported Friday.
The professor, named only as Dr. M. Sefik I., first lost his elder son, a dentistry student at Hacettepe University in Ankara, who on March 10 sent his parents a message asking them to pray for him before leaving Turkish territory. The elder son then helped his 16-year-old twin brothers to cross the Turkish border to Syria, the paper added.
Turkey’s intelligence agency has informed the family the three are believed to have first gone to Syria and then to Iraq to fight with the IS.
The parents have now appealed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and the agency for help in urging them to come back.