According to information from ZEIT ONLINE, reports that Turkey will deport seven alleged German-born fighters of the terrorist group "Islamic State" (IS) to Germany this week are inaccurate.
In fact, the deportation of a family of seven from Lower Saxony is apparently planned for the middle of the week. However, the family did not enter Turkey until January of this year and was arrested in March. A stay in Syria is not known - and therefore no connection to the IS. However, the family should have connections to the Islamist scene in Lower Saxony.
In addition, Turkey wants to identify women from Germany who have reportedly spent some time at IS and in his "caliphate". At least one of the two women has been credible de-radicalized for months. Both women had apparently last lived under Kurdish control in the captive Ain Issa in northern Syria. This camp had left the Kurdish-dominated SDF militia unguarded after the invasion of Turkey in Syria, whereupon hundreds of women, some with reference to the IS, free. Many were arrested on the way to Turkey by the Turkish army.
In the various camps and prisons in which the Kurdish militia in Syria detain suspected former IS members and their families, there are still a few people from Germany, including children.
Left: "Nothing in the hand against IS returnees"
The deputy left-wing leader Sevim Dağdelen criticized the preparations of the Federal Government for the return of alleged supporters of the terrorist militia. Germany has had no diplomatic relations with Syria in recent years, she told SWR. Therefore, one has no information about the crimes committed by German IS supporters on Syrian soil.
Without information, the prosecution in this country is extremely difficult. "In the worst case, you might not even be able to get those IS returnees to come to Germany directly, because you have nothing in hand against them," Dağdelen said.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had recently asked Turkey to quickly provide further information on the planned deportation of alleged supporters of the terrorist militia to Germany. If affected persons had a "relation to IS-fighting", they wanted to make sure that they have to answer in Germany before the German courts, said the SPD politician. However, it needs "sufficient court-proof" to arrest someone or put them on trial.
With material from dpa