Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: MTI/EPA/Will Oliver

Turkey has deported 11 suspected Islamic State (IS) members of French nationality to their home country, the Turkish Interior Ministry said Monday.

The ministry made the announcement in a brief statement, without providing details or identifying the suspects.

Turkey has said it will send thousands of captured IS militants, including those from Europe, back to their countries even if their citizenship was revoked.

Ankara started to send foreign IS captives back to their countries of origin in early November. Around 60 IS suspects have been deported so far.

Those countries include Germany, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Source: Xinhua – ANKARA

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