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Reports Two Irish Citizens Connected To ISIS To Be Deported From Turkey

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

2:47 PM - 11 Nov 2019



Two Irish nationals involved with ISIS are being processed for deportation from Turkey.

No names have yet been released, but one of them is believed to be ISIS bride Lisa Smith.

Turkey is beginning the repatriation of ISIS detainees and militants including many from European countries.

The first deportations began today with an American and a German.

Two Irish nationals are being processed, but their identities are as yet unknown.

One is believed to be Dundalk woman Lisa Smith.

A Defence Forces team was recently sent to the region in a bid to bring Smith and her young daughter home.

The second person may be the wife of a naturalised Irish citizen, who Smith shared a tent within an IS camp. She has a son with an Irish passport.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of the case, but that it doesn't comment on ongoing consular situations.

Turkey has been critical of countries not acting quickly enough to repatriate citizens who left to fight for ISIS, and began deportations today.



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