ANKARA: A British woman detained this week by Turkish police on suspicion of seeking to join Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Syria was sent to Istanbul Thursday to be deported to Britain, Anatolia news agency reported.
The 21-year-old woman, identified as Jalila Nadra H., was detained on Monday at the bus station in Ankara.
The woman travelled to Istanbul Thursday morning for deportation after being questioned by police in Ankara, the report said.
Her detention comes after Turkey arrested three male teenagers at an Istanbul airport suspected of seeking to join militants fighters in Syria.
The trio were deported to Britain where they were released on bail on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.
Turkey has stepped up border security in the face of Western criticism that it is not doing enough to prevent transit of foreign fighters across its volatile border.
The success of British and Turkish officials in recent weeks in getting the teenagers home contrasts with the failure to stop three British girls reaching Syria earlier this year.