Extradition of foreign terrorist fighters to their countries continues, says Turkish Interior Ministry
Turkey repatriated five foreign terrorist fighters to Germany on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the German nationals were sent back to their countries of origin as part of Turkey’s ramped-up efforts to repatriate foreign terrorist fighters.
“Extradition of foreign terrorist fighters to their countries continues,” the statement added.
The statement did not specify which terror group the fighters belonged to, but in recent months it has been stressing the return of Deash/ISIS terrorists.
Several European countries have resisted Turkey’s efforts to repatriate Daesh/ISIS terrorists, but Turkey has vowed to press forward.
Since recognizing Daesh/ISIS as a terror group in 2013, Turkey has been attacked by terrorists numerous times, including 10 suicide bombings, seven bombings and four armed attacks which killed 315 people and injured hundreds.
In response to the attacks, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad, neutralizing 3,500 Daesh/ISIS terrorists and arresting 5,500.
- Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev