Turkey’s Interior Ministry said that 12 Finnish Islamic State (ISIS) detainees, what it calls foreign terrorist fighters, have been repatriated to Finland.
“Extradition of Foreign Terrorist Fighters continues. In this context, 12 Finnish Foreign Terrorist Fighters were deported to their countries,” the ministry said.
Turkish authorities began the repatriation of ISIS detainees to their country of origin in November and Ankara has repatriation and extradition agreements with the countries concerned, but informs them before repatriating the ISIS detainees.
Ankara has accused Western countries, especially in Europe, of being too slow to take back citizens who travelled to the Middle East to fight for the jihadist organisation.