The Foreign Office has released a statement confirming that Turkish National Police have arrested a man alleged to have helped three British schoolgirls cross into Syria.
A statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that the families of Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase had been informed.
We are aware that an arrest has been made by the Turkish National Police and that the Metropolitan Police have informed the families of the three girls.
There has been close cooperation between ourselves and the Turkish authorities, and the Foreign Secretary is in regular contact with his Turkish counterpart. As soon as the UK received this information it was acted upon appropriately.
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