It is the second deportation of a suspected IS supporter this week: in the evening, Turkey once again flew a woman with alleged connections to a terrorist organization to Germany. In the evening, the alleged supporter of the "Islamic State" (IS) association with three children lands in Frankfurt. The woman was arrested at the airport after her arrival from Istanbul, a spokesman for the federal police said. The 29-year-old from Rhineland-Palatinate traveled with a five-year-old boy and two girls at the age of two on board a German plane.
According to the Koblenz Prosecutor General's Office, an arrest warrant had been issued against the 29-year-old on suspicion of membership in the foreign terrorist organization IS. It is to be brought before an investigating judge at the Koblenz Higher Regional Court. The youth welfare office took care of the children.
Picked up at the border
According to the General Prosecutor's Office in Koblenz, the woman from Idar-Oberstein in Rhineland-Palatinate traveled with her husband and two of his sisters to Syria via Turkey in September 2014. According to previous investigations, she is said to have propagated the ideology of IS and the killing of dissenters by IS, among other things, from Syria via social media and called for emigration to the "Caliphate". Kurdish fighters arrested the woman in early 2019 and brought her to Camp Ayin Issa near the Turkish border. There she was picked up by Turkish forces.
The Turkish Ministry of the Interior wrote on Friday evening in the short message service Twitter about the deportation of "four terrorist fighters" with German citizenship. The ministry has so far not provided any information on specific allegations. Turkey's numbers of deported "fighters" often include children traveling with them.
Turkey has been deporting people with alleged connections to terrorist organizations to its home countries for weeks, but not all of them have connections to the IS militia. In the middle of the week, a woman from Norderstedt landed at Hamburg Airport. Her sons, aged two and four, were also on the plane from Istanbul. The 30-year-old is also charged with membership in the IS, and was arrested on arrival
In November and December, two suspected IS supporters with a total of seven children landed in Frankfurt after being deported from Turkey. One of them is said to have been part of a so-called "sister network" of radicalized women, which has won more women for ISIS and integrated them into the activities of the militia.
The Turkish military launched an offensive against the Kurdish militia YPG in northern Syria near the Turkish border on October 9, which the Turkish government regards as a terrorist organization. According to official information, 287 supporters of the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) were arrested, including women and children.