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Man held for allegedly helping British schoolgirls cross into Syria

A man has been detained for allegedly helping three British schoolgirls cross into Syria, Turkey's foreign minister has said.

The man worked for the intelligence services of a country in the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Mevlut Cavusoglu is quoted by Turkish media saying.

Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase, all students at Bethnal Green academy in east London, fled the UK last month to reportedly join IS.

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Family appeal to missing teen: Tell us you are safe

The sister of Kadiza Sultana spoke on behalf of the family asking her to make contact with her family to tell that she was safe.

Making a direct camera appeal Halima Khanom asked her sister to find the courage in her heart to call her family.

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