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Turkey Deports American Islamic State Suspect to US

Voice of America
15 Nov 2019, 04:05 GMT+10

Turkey said Thursday that it is deporting an American who is a suspected member of Islamic State to the U.S.

Turkey's interior ministry said 39-year-old Mohammad Darwis B is being repatriated after being stuck for several days in a no-man's land between Turkey and Greece.

The ministry said the U.S. agreed to allow him to return to the U.S. after the U.S. initially refused to accept him.

His return to the U.S. comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Washington Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Turkey has initiated a campaign to deport foreign IS members who are detained in Turkey or Syria, since Turkey invaded parts of northeast Syria to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from the border area.

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