Turkey packs 7 IS fighters back home

A Turkish miltary convoy is pictured in Kilis near the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey, October 9, 2019. Mehmet Ali Dag/ Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TURKEY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN TURKEY.

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Friday deported seven more foreign “terrorist fighters” back to their countries from Istanbul, the Interior Ministry announced.

Six German nationals were sent to Berlin, while one person with British nationality was transferred to London, the ministry said in a statement posted on its website. The German fighters, two men and four women, were brought to Istanbul Airport in the afternoon by the Istanbul Provincial Migration Administration, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. One of the women was holding a baby in her arms, Anadolu said. The Interior Ministry also noted that an American jihadist, who has been stuck in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece since Monday.–Agencies



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