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Turkey repatriates foreign terrorist to Australia

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu speaks during an opening ceremony in Ankara, Turkey on 28 October 2019. [Evrim Aydın - Anadolu Agency]
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu speaks during an opening ceremony in Ankara, Turkey on 28 October 2019 [Evrim Aydın/Anadolu Agency]

Turkey extradited another foreign terrorist fighter to his home country, according to the Interior Ministry on Sunday, reports Anadolu Agency.

The ministry said in a written statement that a foreign terrorist fighter of Australian nationality was sent back to his country.

Turkey’s Interior Ministry said on November 9 that the country would begin extraditing captured Daesh terrorists to their home countries.

The issue of handling of Daesh members and their families detained in Syria – including foreign members of the terror group – has been controversial, with Turkey arguing foreign-born terrorists should be repatriated to their countries of origin, while several European countries have refused, saying the terrorists were denationalised.

READ: Turkey deports 21 Daesh fighters in the past three weeks

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