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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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Missing girls 'had no access to social media' at school

Mark Keary, head teacher at the Bethnal Green Academy where three missing girls go to school, said the pupils would have had no access to Twitter or Facebook whilst at school.

He said there was no evidence that radicalisation of students had taken place at the east London academy.

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