Turkey has started deporting seized Islamic State (IS) militants, together with 11 French jihadists anticipated to be shipped home in the forthcoming days.
State media reports an American overseas fighter had been deported on Monday afternoon, and a spokesman for Turkey’s interior ministry has been quoted as stating seven Germans will also be repatriated.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu had cautioned last week IS militants will be transmitted to their home states even when their citizenships are revoked.
As many as 2,500 militants might be routed back by Turkey, together with the majority visiting European Union states, state broadcaster TRT Haber stated, adding that there were now 813 jihadists in 12 deportation centers in the nation.
“Traveling plans for seven overseas terrorist fighters of German source in deportation centers are finished, they’ll be deported on Nov. 14,” he added.
Broadcaster NTV quoted Catakli as stating that”three Islamic State militants in deportation centers will probably be sent back now.”
The repatriations follow Turkey’s offensive to northeast Syria from Kurdish YPG militia a month, when US President Donald Trump withdrew his troops in the area.
The YPG, the major element of this Syrian Army Forces (SDF) and also a US ally against Islamic State, has retained tens of thousands of jihadists from jails throughout northeast Syria.
The Turkish offensive prompted widespread concern over the fate of these offenders, together with Turkey’s Western allies as well as the SDF warning it might interfere with the struggle against Islamic Condition and help its resurgence.
Ilham Ahmed, a governmental political leader and co-chair of this Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) executive, has cautioned the EU could face a tide of Islamic State militants coming in Europe.
“The danger is quite big on account of the random manner in which the United States has retreated. This has enabled many (Islamic State) members to escape and they’ll make their way back to their nations to continue their terrorist actions.”
“This poses a large threat to Britain and Europe generally,” Ahmed added.
Turkey has called on European nations, such as France, to take their citizens back battling to the jihadists.
Europeans include a fifth of those approximately 10,000 Islamic Condition fighters held captive in Syria by Kurdish militias. Denmark, Germany, and Britain have revoked some citizenship.
America said last month it had murdered Islamic State’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwestern Syria. Last week,” Erdogan said Turkey had seized 13 individuals from Baghdadi’s closing circle, including that they were being interrogated.