‘My heart says he's not dead’: Mother of ISIS recruit holding out hope

"My son is not a terrorist; those who brainwashed my son, those who set up ISIS, who gave him weapons, are terrorists."

They are the words of one mother in France who lost her son to the so-called Islamic State.

Gulay has lived for the last three decades in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, a ripe recruiting ground for ISIS over the years.


The Turkish expatriate told Euronews her son, Burak, then 19, left the house one morning in February 2004 to study with...