Turkish authorities deport 11 French relatives of ‘terrorist’ suspects

Paris (AFP) – Turkey has sent 11 French relatives of suspected “terrorist fighters” back home, the Turkish interior ministry said yesterday, the latest in the country’s renewed push to deport foreign jihadist insurgents.

“Eleven French citizens have been deported to their home country,” it said in a statement.

A judicial source in France confirmed that four women and their seven children had arrived in France early yesterday.