Turkey will start extraditing captured ISIL terrorists on Nov. 11 to their home countries, according to Turkey’s interior minister.
“PYD releases Daesh [ISIS] terrorists and we capture them,” Süleyman Soylu said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.
His remarks came at an opening ceremony in the capital Ankara.
“We tell Europe that we will send [ISIL terrorists] back to you, and we hopefully start as of Monday [Nov. 11],” Soylu said, adding that they are citizens of European countries.
“They [European countries] say, we revoked their citizenship so you can do whatever you want [with them],” Soylu added.
“Turkey will extradite them no matter what,” he stressed.
There are some 1,200 foreign ISIL members being held in Turkish prisons, along with 287 relatives – some of whom are women and children – who were caught during Operation Peace Spring, Soylu said on Nov. 4.