Turkey repatriates ISIS detainee, her child to Netherlands
Turkish authorities repatriated a Dutch Islamic State (ISIS) detainee and her daughter to the Netherlands as Ankara continues deportation of the jihadist organisation’s prisoners in the country, Dutch News reported on Sunday.
The Dutch woman and her 4-year-old daughter were living in the al-Hol refugee camp in northeast Syria from where she escaped to Turkey with the help of smugglers, Dutch News said.
Turkish authorities began the repatriation of ISIS detainees to their country of origin in early November. Turkey has captured nearly 300 ISIS members in northeastern Syria since it launched a military offensive on Oct. 9 targeting Syrian Kurdish forces.
Turkey has already deported 10 German, one Danish, one British, one U.S. and two Dutch nationals in November over links to ISIS, according to state-run Anadolu news agency.
Another 944 foreign fighters from 36 different countries remain in repatriation centres in Turkey waiting to be deported, the news agency said.