If the ISIS captives were repatriated to Turkey, it would, for some, be more like a homecoming”

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ISIS’s Turkish Homecoming
by Con Coughlin
October 12, 2019

One of the more ludicrous suggestions to have been made during Turkey’s military offensive against the Syrian Kurds is that, in return for Washington’s approval, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would take responsibility for the estimated 90,000 ISIS fighters and their dependents, currently languishing in Kurdish-controlled detention centres. It is one of the worst kept secrets in Western intelligence circles that, for long periods during the brutal Syrian conflict, Mr Erdogan’s regime supported a number of groups that enjoyed close affiliation with ISIS, as well as other Islamist terror groups such as Al-Qaeda READ MORE

WASHINGTON EXAMINER Kurds found out about Trump withdrawal of US troops in northern Syria from Twitter The United States’ Kurdish allies learned of President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria on Twitter. According to Newsweek, Syrian Kurds were blindsided by the president’s decision, which he announced in a statement on Sunday night. The U.S. allies, who helped American forces combat ISIS in the area, found out about the move online. “No one in the U.S. government told us” ahead of the announcement, a Kurdish intelligence official told the outlet. “When we heard the news of American withdrawals, well, it was over Twitter, we had no idea, we were like, ‘What is this shit?'”

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