MEMBERS of a British family headed for Syria have confirmed they were just sick of the Midlands.
The would-be Syrian citizens initially flew to Turkey to get as far away from Stoke as physically possible and still be in Europe, but decided it was not far enough and kept going.
Family spokesman Tom Logan said: “Their young children were starting to develop a Stoke accent.”
He added: “The Home Office needs to stop persecuting people for fleeing to Syria and start asking why they’d prefer to live in a pile of rubble with a bunch of religious maniacs, rather than Stoke.”
The family asked Turkish authorities if, rather than returning them to Stoke, they can have all their belongings burned in front of them and be left to wander the countryside.