Hayat Boumeddiene's easy route: How terrorists slip through Turkey into Syria

By Ruth Pollard, Middle East Correspondent
Updated January 18 2015 - 8:08pm, first published 5:35pm
Turkish soldiers secure an area on the border with Syria, where just a few hundred metres away IS militants fired shells and mortars last October. Photo: Andrew Quilty
Turkish soldiers secure an area on the border with Syria, where just a few hundred metres away IS militants fired shells and mortars last October. Photo: Andrew Quilty
Displaced Syrian Kurdish children queue for food in Suruc in October, the nearest town to the Turkish border. Photo: Andrew Quilty
Displaced Syrian Kurdish children queue for food in Suruc in October, the nearest town to the Turkish border. Photo: Andrew Quilty

It is a conduit for money, weapons, oil and fighters – and it rarely discriminates.

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