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Turkey continues extradition of foreign terrorists

Irish terrorist deported on Sunday, says Interior Ministry

Muhammed Boztepe   | 01.12.2019
Turkey continues extradition of foreign terrorists


Turkey extradited a foreign terrorist to his home country on Sunday, an official statement said. 

"An Irish foreign terrorist fighter has been deported from Turkey," said the Interior Ministry.

On Nov. 9, Turkey’s interior minister announced his country would begin extraditing captured Daesh/ISIS terrorists to their home countries.

The issue of handling of Daesh/ISIS members and their families detained in Syria -- including foreign members of the terror group -- has been controversial, with Turkey arguing foreign-born terrorists should be repatriated to their countries of origin.

Ankara has said that it will send Daesh/ISIS members back to their countries, but several European countries have refused, saying the terrorists were denationalized.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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