Turkey has deported a US national which a member of ISIL, as reported by a Turkish official, nearly as Ankara said it started off repatriating captured fighters within the armed group.
Turkey has criticised Western nations at refusing to take back their personal nationals who had joined ISIL File: Reuters
In comments carried on From monday by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, interior ministry someone Ismail Catakli said eight German nationals would be sent back on November 14.
Cataki did not immediately put together further information on the suspected membership of the Islamic State because of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL or ISIS) armed group but said they were being held in deportation centres.
“A foreign terrorist fighter from the United States has been deported from Turkey after the procedures were completed,” Anadolu quoted Catakli as saying.
“Travel plans for seven foreign terrorist fighters of German origin at deportation centres have been completed, they will be deported on November 14,” he added.
There was no immediate comment by the US or Germany.
On October 9, Turkey launched a military operation across its border into northeast Syria, securing control of a large swath of territory in the region.
Ankara said the offensive was aimed at removing Kurdish fighters it considers “terrorists” from the border region and establishing a safe zone to resettle some of the 3.6 million refugees it hosts on its soil.
In recent weeks, Turkey has criticised Western nations, including the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, for refusing to take back their nationals who had joined ISIL and promised to send back the armed group’s fighters – even if their citizenship has been revoked.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said last week Ankara would begin repatriating those held while Turkey as of Monday.
Soylu did not offers any numbers or exclaim which countries they would wind up being sent back to.
He said about um, 200 foreign ISIL competitors were in Turkish prisons and 287 members, among them women and children, were recaptured during Turkey’s military attacking into northeast Syria a month ago.
Turkey’s in order to transfer ISIL’s foreign competitors comes amid Turkish letdown with Western nations which may have refused to back Ankara’s offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Kurdish People’s A good defense Units (YPG), seen as a “terrorist group” by Ankara more its ties with outlawed Kurdish fighters on the soil, is the main element of typically SDF, which was a leading ME ally in beating returning ISIL in the region.
The SDF kept amount ISIL members in prisons across northeast Syria.
Many countries got expressed concerns that the European operation would lead to upset of ISIL. Turkey supports rejected those concerns in addition to promised to combat ISIL, which, at its peak, which can be a vast swath of terrain across Iraq and Syria, with its allies.