A suspected member of Daesh, who has spent three days in no-man's-land between Turkey and Greece after Ankara tried to deport him, will be repatriated to the US, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said on Thursday, according to TRT World.
The United States agreed to take the man –– a US national –– in and would provide him with travel documents, the ministry said in a statement."The necessary legal procedures to send the foreign national terrorist to the US have started after the US guaranteed to let him in the country and issue his travel documents,” the ministry said in a statement.
The move comes a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met US President Donald Trump in Washington.The man was stuck in the heavily-militarised zone after Turkey tried to expel him to Greece on Monday but Athens refused him entry.
Media reports said Turkish authorities allowed him to spend the night in a vehicle where he was fed.Darwis was deported from Turkey’s Pazar Kule border gate in Edirne, northwestern Turkey. In his first unsuccessful attempt to enter Greece, Greek authorities sent him back to the Turkish gate on foot. His second attempt, however, resulted in a stamp on his passport preventing him from entering Greece.
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