Deported ISIS militant left in limbo after Greece denies entry
An Islamic State (ISIS) militant whom Turkey expelled through its border gate with Greece became stuck in the neutral zone on Monday after Greek authorities refused to repatriate him, Turkish independent news site T24 reported.
"The ISIS member, who was rejected and sent back by the Greeks, began waiting in the buffer zone between the two countries after Turkey refused to take him back," T24 said.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Turkey would start repatriating captured ISIS members to their countries of origin as of Monday.
Turkey has captured 287 ISIS members in northeastern Syria since it launched a military offensive on Oct. 9, and there are some 1,200 ISIS detainees in Turkish prisons.
T24 reported that the ISIS member is a U.S. national.