Daesh/ISIS terrorist extradited to US, says Turkey

ANKARA

A Daesh/ISIS terrorist who was stranded at the Turkey-Greece border has been extradited to the U.S., Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Friday.

Muhammad Darwis B., reportedly an American of Jordanian descent, was deported by Turkey on Monday after being caught in Syria.

But when he proceeded from the Turkish border gate to the adjoining Greek gate, Greek officials refused to let him in — twice.

This left him in the no-man’s land along the border.

Darwis was deported from Turkey’s Pazar Kule border gate in Edirne, northwestern Turkey.

In his first unsuccessful attempt to enter Greece, Greek authorities sent him back to the Turkish gate on foot. His second attempt, however, resulted in a stamp on his passport preventing him from entering Greece.

He was allowed to sleep in a car by Turkish border security, provided with food, and he was sent back to the buffer zone in the morning.

Soylu said earlier this month that Turkey would start extraditing captured Daesh/ISIS terrorists to their home countries.

The issue of handling of Daesh/ISIS 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.

Ankara has said that it will send Daesh/ISIS members back to their countries, but several European countries have refused, saying the terrorists were denationalized.
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