Turkey Deports US National As It Starts Returning ISIL Fighters

Turkey has deported a US national who is a member of ISIL, according to a Turkish official, as Ankara said it started repatriating captured fighters belonging to the armed group.

In comments carried on Monday by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, interior ministry spokesperson Ismail Catakli said seven German nationals would be returned on November 14.

Cataki did not immediately provide further information on the suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group but said they were being held in deportation centres.

“A foreign terrorist fighter from the United States has been deported from Turkey after the procedures were completed,” Anadolu quoted Catakli as saying.

“Travel plans for seven foreign terrorist fighters of German origin at deportation centres have been completed, they will be deported on November 14,” he added.

There was no immediate comment by the US or Germany.


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