Turkey has deported to Greece a woman Ankara initially described as an “ISIS fighter.” It turns out that the woman was arrested because she entered Turkey from Syria with expired passport.
Ankara deports to their countries of origin, people the Turkish Army has arrested during and after the military operation in Syria.
According to the Turkish Interior Ministry, the 50-year-old woman is not being prosecuted for any crime in Greece.
However, she was deported on the grounds that she had “links to the ISIS,” the Turkish Ministry said.
The woman has both a Greek and an Australian passport that had expired. She was arrested by Turkish authorities when she “illegally crossed into Turkey from Syria.”
The woman had reportedly asked to be deported to Greece because she has relatives in the country.
Greek authorities investigate the case in order to determine whether the woman was being prosecuted in another country.