A US national and suspected ISIS group member, who has spent three days in a no man’s land between Turkey and Greece after Ankara tried to deport him, will be repatriated to the US, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said Thursday.
A Ministry statement said the US has agreed to take him in and that the procedures to repatriate him are underway.
The man was stuck in the heavily militarized zone after Turkey tried to expel him to Greece but Athens refused him entry.
Turkish media have identified him as 39-year-old Mohammad Darwis B. and said he was an American citizen of Jordanian background.
The Ministry said the man had asked to be deported to Greece.
The move comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with US President Donald Trump in Washington.
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