An American “terrorist fighter” has been deported to the U.S., the Turkish Inside Ministry stated on Tuesday.
The ministry didn’t present further particulars in regards to the suspect, his alleged crime or specifics on the place he was despatched.
On Nov. 11, 2019, Turkey began sending again suspected Islamic State fighters to their dwelling nations, with the primary one a U.S. nationwide.
Because the deportations have continued, the authorities haven’t specified if all of the suspects had been linked to the Islamic State extremist group, selecting as a substitute to make use of the catch-all “overseas terrorist fighters.’’
In accordance with state information company Anadolu, just lately, the Inside Ministry stated 150 “overseas terrorist fighters” have been repatriated since November.
They embrace German, French and Australian suspects, in addition to residents of Greece, Denmark, Eire, Belgium, Kosovo, and Morocco.
Thus far, Turkey has included youngsters in its deportation tally.
The authorities haven’t clarified the place and when the alleged fighters had been captured or whether or not they had been taken into custody after Turkey launched its incursion into north-eastern Syria on Oct. 9 2019, or earlier.
Everybody will return to their very own nations.
Turkey is neither an open-air jail nor a resort for anybody,’’ ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli stated in December 2019.