Turkey says it will begin sending captured ISIS militants to home countries

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that Turkey will begin the repatriation of captured ISIS militants to their home countries as of Monday. (AP)

Turkey will begin to repatriate captured ISIS militants to their home countries as of Monday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted as saying by state media on Friday.

Turkey has long criticized its European allies for refusing to take back ISIS fighters who are their citizens, and on Monday warned that Ankara would send captured extremists back to their countries even if their citizenships have been revoked.

“We are telling them: ‘We’ll repatriate these people to you’, and we are starting as of Monday,” the state-run Anadolu news agency quoted Soylu as saying.

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