British terror suspect arrested after Turkey deportation

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A UK terror suspect has been arrested at Heathrow after Turkey said it had deported a British Islamic State suspect.

Scotland Yard said the 26-year-old was held “on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006”, adding that it was “Syria-related”.

The Home Office has refused to disclose any details, saying it did not comment on individual cases.

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Image: The government in Ankara has begun to deport militants

Ankara also said on Thursday it would be sending an American fighter back to the US after he was refused entry to Greece, leaving him in a heavily militarised border zone for three days.

The US has agreed to take the militant, and to give him travel documents, Turkey’s interior ministry said.

According to US media, he is a 39-year-old American citizen of Jordanian background, called Mohammad Darwis B.

The decision came a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Donald Trump in Washington.

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In addition, on Monday, Ankara announced that seven German nationals would be deported this week.

The state-run Anadolu news agency said two men, four women and an infant were taken onto the tarmac at Istanbul Airport in a vehicle belonging to Turkey’s migration agency, and boarded a plane for Berlin.

IS lives on in this Syrian camp.
The holding camp where Islamic State lives on

A further 23 European citizens are due to be sent home in the coming days, to countries including Ireland, Denmark and France.

Turkey, which says it has hundreds more jihadists in detention, has accused European countries of being reluctant to take back people who went to join Islamist fighters.

It adds that it has captured 287 fighters in northeastern Syria since launching its cross-border incursion on 9 October, targeting the Kurdish YPG.

in the same region, there are 10,000 Islamic State detainees and tens of thousands of family members in camps and prisons, guarded by Syrian Kurdish allies of the United States.

Turkey deports British terror suspect back to UK

A British terror suspect has been deported to London, Turkey’s interior ministry has said.

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