Eleven French jihadists would be sent back to France "early December," Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. The so-called supporters of the jihadist militia "Islamic State" (EI) are mostly women, have learned in Paris circles well informed.
Some of them have been detained "for a long time" in Turkey, others have been "recently" added. They would be immediately arrested on their return to France. This was provided for by the "Cazeneuve Protocol", an agreement between Turkey and France signed in 2014, which makes it possible to arrest suspected jihadists who wish to return home from Syria via Turkey.
Also ten Germans were expelled
In early November, Turkey announced that it would gradually deport all foreign jihadists detained to their country of origin. Ten Germans were also expelled, including a family of seven from the Salafist scene in Hildesheim, suspected of wanting to visit Syria. In addition, two German women returned, allegedly to join the men of the Islamic State militia in Syria.
Several European countries are demanding that suspected Islamist extremists be indicted for the alleged crimes. In addition to France and Germany, Denmark and Ireland have also been affected by Turkey's expulsion plans.
Assad wants to bring foreign ISF combatants to justice
In addition, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad announced that he wanted Islamic State supporters to be tried in Kurdish prisons if they fell into the hands of the government. "All terrorists in Syrian-controlled territory will be subject to Syrian law," Assad told the French magazine "Paris Match" in an interview. "They (ISIS followers) are brought before specialized terrorism courts."
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia controls large areas in the north and east of the country in civil war. YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces camps and jails host thousands of ISIL supporters, including many foreigners.
pg / stu (afp, rtr, dpa)