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Erdogan: ISIL fighter trapped near Greece

A suspected US citizen who fought with the armed group ISIL and is trapped in no-man’s land between the Turkish and Greek border is “not our drawback”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday.

Turkish information studies stated on Monday an American who was deported by Turkey was caught within the closely militarised zone between Greece and Turkey after Greek authorities refused to take him in.

Requested to touch upon the studies, Erdogan stated in televised remarks: “Whether or not they’re caught there on the border it would not concern us. We’ll proceed to ship them. Whether or not they take them or not, it’s not our drawback.”

A Turkish official informed AFP information company the person refused to be returned to the US and as an alternative requested to go to Greece.

The official stated he spent the night time within the no-man’s land between the 2 borders, subsequent to the Turkish province of Edirne.

It was not clear why Turkey thought Greece would settle for a US citizen.

A US State Division official stated it was “conscious of studies of the detainment of a US citizen by Turkish authorities”, however couldn’t remark additional due to privateness guidelines.

‘Harmful issues’

Turkey has criticised Western nations for not taking again captured members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

It has sought to publicise the deportations following criticism of Turkey’s offensive in opposition to Kurdish fighters in northern Syria final month, which a number of NATO allies – together with France and Germany – stated would undermine the combat in opposition to ISIL.

The United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, referred to as on Tuesday for a world accord on the destiny of international ISIL members being held within the Middle East, saying it was less than Syria and Iraq “to resolve the issue for everybody”.

“We want worldwide cooperation to resolve the issue,” Guterres, who’s attending the Paris Peace Discussion board alongside some 30 world leaders, informed France’s RTL radio.

“We can’t simply ask Iraq and Syria to resolve the issue for everybody. There have to be actual worldwide solidarity,” he stated.

“If everybody begins utilizing these folks in opposition to one another, we are going to inevitably see terrorists liberating themselves and doing harmful issues.”

Repatriations to proceed

Chatting with reporters earlier than a go to to the US, Erdogan on Tuesday issued a veiled risk suggesting Turkey may launch ISIL prisoners it holds and ship them to Europe.

The Turkish chief was angered by a European Union resolution to impose sanctions on his nation over its drilling for fuel in Mediterranean waters off Cyprus.

“You need to revise your stance towards Turkey, which for the time being holds so many ISIL members in jail and on the similar time controls these in Syria,” Erdogan warned European nations, a day after the EU unveiled a system to sanction Turkey.

He added: “These gates will open and these ISIL members who’ve began to be despatched to you’ll proceed to be despatched. Then you may maintain your personal drawback.”

Erdogan has stated Turkey shouldn’t be a “resort” for ISIL fighters and criticised the West for its reluctance to take again residents who joined the ranks of the armed group because it sought to determine a “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

French fighters

France stated on Tuesday it would take again 11 suspected French fighters from Turkey.

Paris – which has between 400-500 nationals held in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, together with about 60 fighters – had been adamant it could not take again adults who joined ISIL. It wished to seal an settlement with Iraq on taking and prosecuting its nationals from Syria.

Inside Minister Christophe Castaner declined to present particulars in regards to the people, however stated they had been identified by France and can be handed over to judicial authorities after they arrive.

Turkey deported residents of the US, Denmark, and Germany on Monday and introduced plans to quickly expel seven different German nationals, two Irish residents, and 11 French nationals.

Turkey stated final week about 1,200 ISIL fighters had been in Turkish prisons and 287 members – together with ladies and kids – had been captured throughout Turkey’s navy operation in northern Syria, which it launched final month.

Whereas Turkey has quietly deported ISIL sympathisers for years, it raised the difficulty extra forcefully after Western nations refused to again its navy marketing campaign in opposition to Syrian Kurdish fighters, whom Ankara considers to be “terrorists” linked to Kurdish armed teams preventing inside Turkey.

Many nations have voiced considerations the Turkish operation would result in a resurgence of ISIL.

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