Netherlands arrest terrorist deported from Turkey

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Abdullah Asiran

THE HAGUE (AA) – A Dutch origin foreign terrorist fighter who was deported from Turkey was arrested in the Netherlands, authorities said Saturday.

The public prosecutor's office said in a statement the female terrorist, who crossed into Turkey from Syria, was arrested in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

The 28-year-old woman was with her 4-year-old daughter, the statement said. She went to Syria in 2013 and in October she applied to the Netherlands Embassy in Ankara to return to her home country.

The child was taken to a Child Protection Institution.

Earlier Saturday, the Turkish Interior Ministry said Turkey deported two foreign terrorist fighters back to their countries, the Netherlands.

The statement did not specify to which terror group the fighters belonged but in recent months it has been stressing the return of Daesh/ISIS terrorists.

Since Nov. 11, Turkey deported more than 110 foreign terrorists after Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced captured Daesh/ISIS terrorists would be extradited.

The issue of handling of Daesh/ISIS members and their families detained in Syria — including foreign members of the terror group — has been controversial, with Turkey arguing foreign-born terrorists should be repatriated to their countries of origin, while several European countries have refused, saying the terrorists were denationalized.