Iraq repatriates nearly 200 children of Turkish jihadists

The move follows the repatriation to Tajikistan late last month of 84 children of nationals convicted by Iraqi courts of membership of ISIS or other jihadist groups.
Wednesday 29/05/2019
Alessandro Sandrini (R), an Italian national who vanished in 2016 after traveling to Turkey for a holiday, is seen in a car following a press conference where they announced his repatriation at Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, May 22, 2019. (AFP)
Alessandro Sandrini (R), an Italian national who vanished in 2016 after traveling to Turkey for a holiday, is seen in a car following a press conference where they announced his repatriation at Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, May 22, 2019. (AFP)

Iraq repatriated to Turkey on Wednesday 188 children of Turks accused of belonging to ISIS, a capital offence in Iraq, the judiciary said.

The move follows the repatriation to Tajikistan late last month of 84 children of nationals convicted by Iraqi courts of membership of ISIS or other jihadist groups.

That came after dozens of children were flown to Russia and after France and Germany repatriated the children of women nationals detained in Iraq.

(AFP)