Interpol warns cruise industry over jihadist fighters

Cruise ships could be unwittingly transporting jihadist fighters to the Middle East, Interpol has warned. 

The international crime prevention organisation said fighters may turning to the seas to reach conflict zones as security on airlines continues to tighten.

Interpol warned checks on cruise passengers should be tightened, with ports in Turkey singled out as a cause for particular concern.

However, industry body CLIA insisted that cruise lines also have stringent security processes in place to confirm the identities of passengers.

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