Turkey, Europe

Turkey deports 9 Belgian foreign terrorist fighters

Interior Ministry says total number of expelled foreign terrorist fighters reaches 338

Muhammed Nuri Erdogan   | 01.07.2020
Turkey deports 9 Belgian foreign terrorist fighters

ANKARA 

The Turkish Interior Ministry on Wednesday said at least 9 foreign terrorist fighters with Belgian citizenship were deported.

According to a written statement by the ministry, the country's extradition of foreign terrorist fighters continues, while the total number of the expelled rose to 338 with the recent deportation.

As of Nov. 11, 2019, a total of 338 foreign terrorist fighters, with 113 of them carrying EU, US and Australian citizenships, were expelled from Turkey.

* Writing by Merve Aydogan

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