A SUSPECTED ISIS fighter who was kicked out of Turkey has now been left stranded in ‘no man’s land’ after Greece refused to let him in.
The American “militant” was deported after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a no-nonsense drive to repatriate all terror suspects held in his jails.
The suspected ISIS member is caught in ‘no man’s land’ after Greece turned him away[/caption]
Nonetheless, Greek border cops refused him entry when he tried to cross into their nation close to the city of Kastanies.
The person – a US citizen of Jordanian descent – is then reported to have spent the night time caught between the nation’s two borders.
One unnamed official reportedly mentioned he had earlier refused to be despatched again to the US and had requested to be despatched to Greece as an alternative.
The Turkish tv channel Haber 7 later broadcast a clip of the person wearing darkish garments waving on the digital camera from the strip of land between the 2 border posts.
Turkish safety automobiles stationed on the Turkey-Greece border close to Kastanies[/caption]
Greek border cops refused him entry when he tried to cross into their nation[/caption]
On Tuesday he was nonetheless seemingly caught between the 2 international locations and witnesses mentioned he had been making an attempt to shout to reporters on the Turkish aspect.
President Erdogan is because of go to Washington on Wednesday when he’s anticipated to debate the destiny of overseas fighters caught in ISIS ranks.
On Monday he started deporting overseas members of ISIS held in custody, in a coverage that dangers diplomatic fallout with its European allies.
The transfer comes simply weeks after the Turkish inside minister mentioned Turkey was not a “lodge” for ISIS fighters.
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Suleyman Soylu additionally criticised Western nations for his or her reluctance to take again residents who had joined the ranks of the extremist militant group.
He claimed about 1,200 overseas fighters have been in Turkish prisons and 287 members, together with girls and kids, have been recaptured throughout Turkey’s offensive in Syria.
A number of European international locations, together with Britain, have stripped ISIS fighters of their nationalities to stop their return, he complained.