Turkey threatens to send ISIS fighters back to the West

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said that, European governments were “irresponsible” for not taking back their nationals. and he threatened on Saturday that Turkey will send all captured ISIS members back to their home countries.

European governments have been at odds over whether to repatriate people who went to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS.

Germany has only repatriated some children and women and opted to leave its nationals in the hands of Kurdish fighters. On the other hand France has advocated bringing the fighters home to face justice.

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu
Photo taken by Cumhuriyet Gazetesi

According to Reuters, Soylu lashed out at European governments for their refusal to take back nationals who joined ISIS. 

“That is not acceptable to us. It’s also irresponsible… We will send the captured Daesh [ISIS] members to their countries.”

Since Turkey launched a military incursion in Northern Syria, many ISIS fighters have escaped from Kurdish camps.

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