Turkey deports ISIS bride and child back to the Netherlands

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Turkey has sent a 28-year-old Dutch woman who went to Syria to join IS forces back to the Netherlands, along with her four-year-old child, the public prosecution department has confirmed.

The Telegraaf named her as Kawtar S from Gouda who had been living in the Kurdish refugee camp Al-Hol.

The paper quotes Middle East news website Al-Monitor as saying that the S and another woman paid smugglers €3,600 each to take them to Turkey, where they reported to the Dutch consulate in Ankara at the end of October.

S left the Netherlands in 2013 when she was 21, despite the efforts of the authorities and her family to keep her home, the paper said. She is now being held in the high security prison in Vught, along with other terrorist suspects. Her child has been handed over to social workers.

Turkey sent two other Dutch women back to the Netherlands in November. One of them has two children and has been stripped of her Dutch nationality, making her liable for deportation to Morocco after serving jail time.

Since November, Turkey has deported more than 110 foreigners back to their countries of origin, according to Turkish press agency Anadolu. The Netherlands wants them to be tried at a special tribunal in the region.

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