A young British woman, who was allegedly bound for Syria to join Daesh, was detained Tuesday at a bus station in Turkish capital Ankara, officials said.
Jalila Nadra H., 22, was detained at the capital's central bus station during an operation by a counter-terrorism team, police sources said.
After being questioned at the counter-terrorism department, the British citizen was sent to the foreigners’ office, a branch of the Turkish police, for deportation, they added.
This incident comes on the heels of another case where three British teenagers were deported from Turkey after allegedly trying to cross into Syria to join Daesh.
The three teens -- two 17-year-old boys and one 19-year-old man from north-west London -- were detained at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport on Saturday, and sent back to the U.K. the same day, after British officers alerted Turkish authorities.
Cooperation between Turkish and U.K. police has intensified after three British girls, Shamima Begum, 15, Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, went missing from East London in early February and reportedly arrived in Turkey to cross into Syria.
According to Turkish officials, Turkey has deported more than 1,100 Syria-bound foreigners back to their countries since January.