Turkey says it will send ISIS prisoners back to home countries

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu complained on Saturday about European inaction on ISIS prisoners, and said that Turkey would send them back to their home countries. (File photo: Reuters)

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday Turkey would send captured ISIS members back to their home countries, and he complained about European inaction on the matter.

“That is not acceptable to us. It’s also irresponsible,” he said of Europe leaving Turkey to deal with the prisoners alone. “We will send the captured Daesh members to their countries,” he told reporters, using another name for ISIS.

Turkey has captured some escaped ISIS members in northeastern Syria over the last month after it launched a military incursion there.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56