UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Turkish authorities reported the deportation to the United States and several European countries of previously captured militants of the ISIS terrorist group.
On Monday, one of the militants was deported to the United States, in the near future Turkey will send another 7 former ISIS members to Germany. Deportations are also subject to citizens of Denmark, Ireland, France and several other countries.
This was commented to Anadolu agency by the Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Chatakli. TV channel TRT Haber, citing government sources, said that Turkey is going to deport about 2,500 militants, most of which will be returned to Europe.
According to the channel, more than 800 former terrorists have already been sent to deportation centers.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously stated that Turkey will continue to expel captured members of terrorist organizations, despite protests in the EU.
The authorities of Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, as well as several European countries have already begun to revoke the citizenship of terrorists, as well as their relatives, in order to prevent their return.
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