Nine people arrested by Turkish authorities allegedly trying to enter Syria are from Rochdale, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the North West Counter Terrorism unit.
The five adults, aged 21, 22, 22, 24 and 47 and four children, aged one, three, eight and 11 are also believed to be related.
GMP said they were stopped at the Turkey/Syria border and are expected to be returned to the UK “in due course”.
It added: “Officers have commenced an investigation to establish their reason for travel and apparent attempted entry into Syria.
At this time officers have uncovered no evidence whatsoever of any imminent threat to the communities of Rochdale or indeed the UK.”