Turkey begins repatriation of Foreign IS Members

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The Turkish government has begun repatriating captured foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters back to their Countries of Origin as of Monday, a Turkish official said.

“A U.S. IS fighter, whose procedure has been completed, is deported on Monday morning,” the Interior Ministry Spokesperson Ismail Catakli told semi-official Anadolu news agency .

Seven IS fighters of German nationality will be deported on Nov. 14, he added.

Besides, the process of deportation of 11 French fighters captured in Syria is still underway, he noted.

Turkey had nearly 1,200 IS members of foreign nationals in custody and had captured 287 during its recent military operation in northeast Syria, the minister said. (Xinhua/NAN)

Last week, Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu has said that Turkey will send foreign IS fighters back to their countries, even if their citizenship have been revoked.

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