Two people accused of spying for Syria detained in Turkey

Türkiye Materials 21 May 2012 12:00 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 21 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /

Two citizens have been detained in the Turkish city of Hatay, charged with spying for Syria, Milliyet newspaper said.

According to the newspaper, the agents attempted to kidnap one of the leaders of the Syrian opposition Riyad Al-Assaad, located in Hatay.

Many Syrian refugees and members of the Syrian opposition took refuge in Turkey. Tents were set up for refugees whose number exceeds 30,000.

Syria has been covered by anti-government speeches for more than a year resulting in violent clashes. According to UN figures, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 10,000. In turn, the Syrian authorities say the number of those killed in clashes was over 2000 soldiers and police officers against whom there are well-armed militants.