In normal times it would have been the other way around…
Turkey Sends Jihadist and His Two Wives, Nine Children Back to France
Turkey has washed its hands of a French jihadist, his two wives and their nine children, sending them all back to France after refusing to accommodate the group in refugee camps.
The returns mark an acceleration in the repatriation of children of French nationals who traveled to Iraq or Syria to join Islamist groups, as Western countries come under increasing pressure to take back their terrorist exports.
The French foreign ministry stressed the forced return was unrelated to the repatriations of children from French jihadist families stranded in Syria.
A second group of 12 children, mostly orphans, was flown to France on Monday, following on a first group of six children in March.
At the end of May, the number of jihadists who had been returned to France stood at 277, according to official figures. Many were handed over by Turkey.