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Turkey deports 4 terrorists to UK

Turkey continues to deport foreign terrorist fighters, says Interior Ministry

Muhammed Nuri Erdogan   | 13.12.2019
Turkey deports 4 terrorists to UK

ANKARA 

Turkey has deported four more foreign terrorists to the United Kingdom, Turkey's Interior Ministry said Friday.  

In a statement, the ministry said that Turkey continues to deport foreign terrorist fighters. 

The ministry did not mention the terrorist organizations the four people were reportedly linked to. 

The issue of the 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 returned to their countries of origin. 

Ankara has said several European countries resisted its efforts to send Daesh/ISIS members back to their countries, but that it will nevertheless press forward. 

Turkey has so far deported 7,500 Daesh/ISIS members, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week, adding that there are currently 1,149 Daesh/ISIS terrorists in Turkish prisons.

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