41 Daesh terrorists handed over to Turkey: Minister

Number of Daesh terrorists handed over to Turkey reaches 236, says Turkish interior minister

Buket Guven   | 19.10.2019
41 Daesh terrorists handed over to Turkey: Minister Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency )


Turkish interior minister said 41 Daesh terrorists were handed over to Turkey on Saturday following their release by YPG, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terror group.

Speaking at an opening ceremony held in capital Ankara, Suleyman Soylu said Turkey has so far received a total of 236 Daesh terrorists.

Minister Soylu went on to say that some of those released by the YPG/PKK terror group were women and children. “In line with our laws, the children will be referred to related institutions to ensure their protection,” he said.

Soylu said Turkey would accept them as Daesh-linked Turkish citizens.

He went on to say that Turkey neutralized over 3,000 Daesh terrorists during the country’s Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria, and Ankara did its utmost best against the terror group.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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