“Proceedings have been started to send the foreign terrorist to the U.S.after the U.S. promised to accept him in the country and draft a travel document for him,” the Interior Ministry said, according to state news agency Anadolu.
The statement comes hours after a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.
Turkey on Monday said it had deported the first foreign Islamic State fighter, a U.S. citizen.
The ministry said on Thursday that he was deported to Greece on his request.
The media later reported that the suspect was brought to a Turkish border checkpoint at Edirne, in north-western Turkey.
The man, identified as Muhammad Darwis B, a U.S. citizen of Jordanian descent, has been spending nights in a car in the buffer zone after Greek authorities declined to accept him, private DHA news agency reported.
DHA said that he was captured during Turkey’s offensive in north-eastern Syria launched last month.
Ankara said that more Islamic State suspects would be deported this week, with Germany being one of the destinations.
(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)
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