Turkey to repatriate ISIS detainee, her daughter to Ireland
Turkish authorities will repatriate an Irish Islamic State (ISIS) detainee and her daughter soon as Ankara continues deportation of ISIS prisoners in the country, Reuters reported on Saturday.
“It is anticipated that two Irish citizens, Lisa Smith and her daughter will return to Ireland this weekend,” Reuters quoted Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadka as saying.
“Obviously when it comes to her daughter, she’s a child and she will be protected. In relation to Lisa Smith, the Gardai (Irish police) are going to want to speak to her, they may be in a position to charge her and if they do a prosecution may follow.”
Turkish authorities had begun the repatriation of ISIS detainees to their country of origin in early November. Turkey has captured nearly 300 ISIS members in northeastern Syria since it launched a military offensive on Oct. 9 targetting Syrian Kurdish forces, and there are some 1,200 ISIS detainees in Turkish prisons.