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Turkey deports 12 Islamic State-linked fighters to Finland

The move comes after European governments have largely declined to take back detained citizens with links to the terror group.
An Islamic State flag flies over the custom office of Syria's Jarablus border gate as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in Gaziantep province, Turkey August 1, 2015. Karkamis is a Turkish town of 10,500 people that sits directly opposite the border post. Shut for more than a year, the military sealed the crossing with a breeze block wall a few months ago. Behind it, just inside Syria, the black flag of Islamic State flaps in the breeze. Karkamis lies on the northeastern edge of a rectangle o

Turkey has repatriated 12 Finnish Islamic State detainees, the Interior Ministry has revealed, part of an ongoing process of transferring jihadi captives back to their countries of origin.

Extradition of foreign terrorist fighters continues. In this context, 12 Finnish nationals were flown back to their countries,” the ministry said in a May 31 tweet.

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